As announced in this City press release, new policies and procedures are in place to better prepare the City of Hartford for severe weather and snow storms.
A complete reorganization of City snow routes (a map of the new routes can be seen at right or by clicking here)
A streamlining of plow routes from from twenty-seven to twenty-four, broken up into six separate districts. Each district now is assigned 4 plow trucks and 4 trained drivers, as well a supervisor, to assure adequate coverage throughout the City.
Two, full-day Saturday trainings where all DPW drivers practiced hands-on driving and were tested on knowledge of their route and overall capabilities.
Additional staff training for Department of Public Works (DPW) employees.
Major arteries or “A” routes will be salted 24-48 hours in advance of a storm and every side street salted up to 4 hours prior to the commencement of a storm.
Strict parking ban enforcement by both DPW and the Hartford Police Department.