Blizzard Conditions Stalled Cleaning Efforts; Concerns That Overnight Low Temparatures Will Cause Further Delays
(February 9, 2013) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra has requested additional plows and assistance from the State of Connecticut to clear city streets. The City of Hartford has 44 plows and additional heavy equipment to remove snow off the roads. Poor visibility and heavy per-hour snow fall forced plow operations to temporarily cease overnight.
"We're using everything we have to clean the streets as quickly as possible," said Segarra. "DPW, HPD, HFD and private contrators are working in tandem to remove cars and clear main arteries. Still, the storm was historic in every sense; Hartford received over 2 feet of snow. I'm concerned about the freezing temparatures tonight and how that will impact our efforts. We're going to need additional resources to ensure the Capital City is up and running on Monday."