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HARTFORD, CONN. (January 17, 2020) – Mayor Luke Bronin is activating an eighteen-hour parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 6 PM on Saturday, January 18th and ending at 12 noon on Sunday, January 19th.  The City’s warming center at the former Milner School at 104 Vine Street will be open during its regular hours, from 7 PM to 7 AM, and a full list of daytime warming centers is available here. 

“The latest forecast projects at least two to four inches of snow on Saturday and cold weather early next week, so we are calling a parking ban to clear the streets and reduce the potential for any buildup of ice,” said Mayor Bronin.  “We expect thousands of people to attend events throughout the day and in the evening tomorrow, so we will not start ticketing and towing near event venues until after the events are over.  Our Blue Light Lots, Hartford Public Schools lots, and other city lots will be open beginning at 12 noon, so please comply with the parking ban as soon as possible.  It is essential that all residents and visitors respect the parking ban so that our Public Works team can work quickly and safely.”

During a snow parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed.  Residents without access to off-street parking may move their vehicles to one of the authorized parking areas including Blue Light Lots, City Parks, Recreation and Senior Centers, and Hartford Public Schools parking lots beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, January 18th.

To notify the public a parking ban is in effect, sixteen major intersections will be illuminated with blue light beginning 6 hours before the parking ban and they will remain illuminated throughout the duration of the parking ban. 

Nine Blue Light Lots are dedicated solely for use during snow parking bans.  These designated Blue Light Lots will provide more parking options for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.  

Vehicles must be removed from City Blue Light Lots within four hours after the snow parking ban has been lifted.  Vehicles must be removed from Hartford Public Schools lots within two hours.

Mayor Bronin also encouraged residents to sign up to receive alerts from the City of Hartford by registering online at “We encourage residents to sign up for these alerts so that they can get timely, important information about what’s happening in the City – including parking bans.  We’re not going to overuse this alert system, and you can always decide to unsubscribe.”

To avoid being ticketed and towed, please move all on street cars to the following list of authorized parking areas:

Blue Light Lots
• 130 Sisson Ave
2434 Main St
• 135 Main St
• 20 Francis Ct
• 60 Chadwick Ave
• 45 Evergreen Ave

• 77 Laurel St

• Sigourney Street and Homestead Avenue
• Learning Corridor Parking Garage - Brownell St Entrance

City Parks and Centers
• Colt Park – Wawarme St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Asylum St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Prospect Ave Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Hubbard Rd Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Maple Ave Golf Course Lot 
• Keney Park – Woodland St Lot 
• Keney Park – Ridgefield St Lot 
• Rocky Ridge Park – Zion St Lot
• Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park – Ansonia St Lot
• Foster Heights Park – Amherst St Lot
• Holcomb Health and Human Services Campus - 2 Holcomb St Lot
• North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry St Lot
• Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main St
• Metzner Recreation Center – 680 Franklin Av
• Samuel Valentin Arroyo Recreation Center – 30 Pope Park Dr

All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots
• For a complete list of schools click here:


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