(February 12, 2014) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 8pm today, February 12th, until further notice. All Hartford Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 13th including Central Offices. City offices will be closed except for emergency personnel. The Emergency Operating Center (EOC) will be open throughout the ban to monitor the storm, and the Hartford Fire Department will have increased staff on hand.
“We’re expecting heavy snow with sleet and freezing rain likely resulting in icy conditions,” said Mayor Segarra. “I urge all Hartford residents to stay home if at all possible tomorrow. Everyone’s cooperation will increase safety and make it easier for DPW and emergency responders to do their jobs.”
During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following FREE parking areas before the start of the parking ban:
· 2 Holcomb Street Lot
· Keney Park Entrance Lot—Ridgefield Street
· KDA Center Lot—Naugatuck Street
· Pope Park Center Lot—Park Terrace
· Metzner Center Lot—Franklin Avenue
· Colt Park Lot—Wawarme Avenue
· Elizabeth Park Lots
· Morgan Street Garage—155 Morgan Street (over 1,500 spaces available)
· All Hartford Schools Parking Lots
Residents should remove their vehicles from these lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. All vehicles remaining in Hartford School lots past the end of the ban will be subject to ticketing and towing. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $97.84. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date. Please visit http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking for a list of snow emergency parking locations, and for information regarding towed vehicles.
Thursday, and Friday trash collection routes will be operating on a one-day delay for the remainder of the week. Bulky items and electronics for curbside pickup should be held until spring collection dates to avoid becoming buried in the snow. Residents are reminded to clear their sidewalks after DPW plowing is complete, and that it is illegal to shovel or blow snow back into the roadway.
Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211. During the storm, the following shelters will be open 24 hours:
· McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave, (860) 722-6922
· Immaculate Conception Shelter: 560 Park St, (860) 724-4823
· South Park Inn: 75 Main St, (860) 724-0071
For Immediate Release: February 12, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz