(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The city of Hartford will once again institute a parking ban ahead of this latest forthcoming round of winter weather.
Mayor Pedro Segarra says the ban goes into effect at 4 o’clock this afternoon and will end at noon on Sunday.
With upwards of six inches of snow possible, residents are advised to remove their cars from city streets.
School parking lots are available.
The mayor also says other areas are open for parking including the Morgan Street garage downtown, the entrance lot at Keney Park, and the Pope Park center lot.
Any vehicle not removed from city streets by the start of the ban will be ticketed and towed.
Parking for Hartford residents is allowed in these areas:
• Morgan Street Garage
• 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
• All Hartford Schools Parking Lots
East Hartford, effective 2:30 p.m.
East Hartford Police announced a parking ban taking effect at 2:30 p.m. through noon Sunday.
New Britain, effective 5 p.m.
Mayor Erin Stewart has ordered a parking ban in New Britain effective at 5 p.m, prohibiting parking on all city streets until further notice.
Free parking will be available at the following locations during the ban:
- Osgood Park
- Stanley Golf Course
- Quonset hut parking lot at 655 Slater Road
- City parking lot at Wildwood St. & Linden St. (next to Police substation)
- Washington Park (lot opposite Gold Street)
- Martha Hart Park
- City parking garages (Bank St./Chestnut St. and Columbus Blvd. at the corner of Washington St.)
The police department says all vehicles parked on city streets while the ban is in effect are subject to a $100.00 parking ticket and will be towed at the owner’s expense. Residents are urged to cooperate with the parking ban so as to facilitate the removal of snow from city streets. Residents are also advised that those responsible for the maintenance of property with sidewalks are required to clear their sidewalks within six hours of daylight following the accumulation of snow. Those who do not clear their sidewalks may be fined accordingly.
The fire department has asked residents to assist them by clearing fire hydrants on their property in case of fire.
Bristol, effective 6 p.m.
Bridgeport, effective 6 p.m.
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency effective at 6 p.m., through Sunday.
“During the snow emergency, there will be no parking on any designated Snow Emergency streets and all vehicles parked on secondary roadways are asked to be parked on the odd-side of the street and to keep them their until further notice. An emergency is declared so that we can effectively conduct our snow removal operations. In addition, any contractor observed pushing snow into any city street will be subject to a ticket and fine,” said Bridgeport Police Chief Joe Gaudett Jr.
Parking will be available at the following locations:
- Surface parking lots across the street from the Ballpark at Harbor Yard
- North End Library, 3455 Madison Ave.
- Veterans Memorial Park (entrance off Madison Avenue)
- Municipal Parking Lot located on the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Jetland Street (adjacent to 2895 Fairfield Ave.)
- Health Department at 752 East Main St.
- Lot adjacent to the former Waltersville School, 95 Gilmore St.
- All City Schools after school hours.