Greater Bridgeport Transit says it plans to resume bus service on some routes around noon on Tuesday.
There will be no service on routes that have not been fully cleared. Service is canceled on routes 7, 19 Express and 22 Express.
Riders are advised to check GBT’s website for status updates before going out. GBT says delays and detours are expected.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission put out a release saying that it’s open not just to area homeless but also to neighbors who need a safe place to stay following the blizzard.
However, the shelter remains open to serve the community, said Executive Director Terry Wilcox in the release. “We’re continuing to prepare and provide three meals a day from the dining room at our main campus at 1088 Fairfield Avenue for anyone who can get here,” he said.
Because many roads are still impassable, the Mission isn’t able to deploy its Mobile Kitchen to the usual feeding sites, but it will begin operating as soon as roads are safe for volunteers to travel.
The Mission’s homeless guests are usually required to leave the building after breakfast because the shelter doesn’t have facilities for a day room; however, during severe weather those staying in men’s shelter can stay in the chapel and guests in the women’s shelter are welcome to stay in the living room.
Anyone requiring assistance is urged to contact the Mission at (203) 333-4087.
Though St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport reopened its urgent care walk-in center in Monroe earlier today, many of its other facilities will remain closed until further notice.
All of the hospital’s outpatient areas and services will be closed tomorrow, with the exception of its Radiation Oncology Department and Ambulatory Infusion Center, due to storm-related issues. The outpatient services that will be closed include all imaging in the Radiology Department, all elective surgery, and St. Vincent’s Family Health Center.
St. Vincent’s College will be closed.
The offices for Hall-Brooke Community Residential Services and St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health “The Center” Outpatient facility in Bridgeport are also closed tomorrow.
Staff should check with Hall Brooke supervisors in the morning regarding the accessibility and opening of Lois Street in Norwalk and the Fairfield facility.
Also, The St.Vincent’s Special Needs Program at the Feroleto Center in Trumbull and the Adult Day programs in Norwalk and Stratford–B-3 and Family Center will also be closed tomorrow.
St. Vincent’s Urgent Care Walk-in Center in Monroe will be open, and more information will be forthcoming regarding the walk-ins located in Bridgeport, Fairfield and Shelton, and St. Vincent’s Wound Healing Center in Trumbull. Anyone with an immediate health issues should proceed to the emergency department of St. Vincent’s, which wil remain open.
For more information regarding rescheduling of appointments, patients are asked to call the appropriate department or the main line at 203-576-6000.
St. Vincent’s staff should call the main line and ask for Nursing Service or visit the website for more information on rides or carpooling.
This just in from Doug Holcomb, general manager of Greater Bridgeport Transit Services:
“Because of the continuing clean-up effort following the storm and the condition of many of the roads in the region, all Greater Bridgeport Transit Services in the Bridgeport Region are canceled for Monday, February 11th. Riders can visit www.gogbt.com for updates and information regarding the return to normal service.”
Latest MTA update:
Waterbury Branch train service remains suspended due to the severity of the winter storm. No bus service will be provided on account of adverse road conditions.
New Haven Line Service is now operating on or close to schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of this incident.
This just in from Metro-North Railroad spokeswoman Marjorie Anders:
“Normal weekday schedules will be in effect (Monday) on the entire Hudson and Harlem lines, as well as on the New Haven Line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal.
Between New Haven and Stamford, Metro-North is prepared to provide about half of its normal Monday morning rush hour service. Train service will resume on the Danbury and New Canaan branches, but not the Waterbury branch.
A schedule will be posted later tonight at mta.info.
Crews continue working to remove deep snow from yards in New Haven and Bridgeport and to clear the track switches that allow trains to change from one track to another. About 45 maintenance of way workers from NYC Transit rode a diesel train to Bridgeport and New Haven yards to assist in the clean up effort. Another crew of 45 workers will arrive at about 9:30 pm to continue working in the yards.
There are two jet engine snow blowers at work and CDOT has sent two front end loaders and several triple axle trucks to remove snow from the yards.
In addition, deep snow has to be removed manually from the roof of each train car so that the pantographs can go up and down. (The pantographs are the mechanical arms that capture electricity from the overhead catenary wires.)
People may notice that Metro-North Railroad will be running empty trains up and down the line this evening to loosen the wires and pantographs and test the switches. These trains cannot carry passengers because of the uncertainty of conditions along the right of way and we do not want to strand any customers. These test trains will help the railroad assess the conditions and better plan tomorrow’s service.
Among many challenges in providing service is getting train crews to their work locations. Many local roads where MNR crews live are impassable.
MNR has been told that CDOT is working with the National Guard is helping to clear roads in and out of MNR facilities, to clear a path from 1-95 to yards, so that crews can report to work.
It is anticipated that many people who normally rely on MNR to get to work will be unable to reach their home train stations because many local roads remain impassable. MNR expects that some 10 trains instead of the usual 15 in the AM peak will suffice without excessive crowding. The railroad will be monitoring conditions throughout the morning.”
From the City of Bridgeport:
Below is a list of roads that are passable. The City of Bridgeport lifted its travel ban at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The List of Passable Streets in Bridgeport can be found on the City of Bridgeport website at: www.bridgeportct.gov/bptsnow
Or use this link: http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/87201/137292.aspx
Last updated: Wednesday, February 13 at 11:36 p.m.
* indicates newest additions to the list
Alba Ave. (All parts including estates)
Aldine St. (East Main St. to dead end)
Barnum Ave. (Seaview Ave. to Stratford town line)
Battery Park Dr.
Beach St. (Jane St. to Noble Ave.)*
Bear Paw Rd.
Burnsford Ave. (Merrit St. to Madison Ave.)
Capitol Ave. (Park Ave. to Madison Ave.)
Capitol Ave. (Lindley St. to Lincoln Blvd.)
Carroll Ave. (Stratford Ave. to Bay St.)
Central Ave. (Stratford Ave. to Orange St.)
Cesar Batalla Way
Cherry Hill Dr.*
Chopsey Hill Rd.
Clover Hill Ave.
Corn Tassel Rd.
East Main St.
Golden Hill St.
Holland Hill Cir.
Hollister Ave. (Connecticut Ave. to Orange St.)
Indian Field Rd.
Lindley St. (North Ave. to Summit St.)
Little Deer Rd.
Madison Ave. (Old Town Rd. To Capitol Ave.)
Mill Hill Ave.
Mountain Grove St.
Noble Ave. (Boston Ave. to Trumbull town line)
Old Battery Rd.
Old Town Rd.
Orange St. (Hollister Ave. to Newfield Ave.)
Park Ave. (Old Town Rd. to North Ave.)
Pequonnock St. (East Washington Ave. to Park Ave.)
Rooster River Blvd.
South Ave. (Barnum Dyke to Iranistan Ave.)
St. Stephens Rd.
Stone Ridge Rd.
Tom Thumb St.
Union Ave. (Orange St. to Stratford Ave.)
Unquowa Hill St.
West Jackson Ave.
West Morgan Ave.
Westfield Ave. (Park Ave. to Madison Ave.)
Just what we don’t need: a freezing rain advisory from 3 to 9 a.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service has posted the advisory for both Fairfield and New Haven Counties.
Freezing rain, possibly mixed with snow and sleet could make travel hazardous late tonight and through Monday morning.
Untreated roads will become slick and icy, but should improve late Monday morning as temperatures rise and the mix changes to rain.
In Litchfield County, a winter weather advisory has been issued from 4 a.m. to noon.
The NWS says a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain is likely there. Snowfall will be less than an inch.