HARTFORD– Residents on neighborhood side streets should expect to see crews clearing snow, city officials said this afternoon.
In a statement released to the press today, officials said Department of Public Works crews are now focusing on secondary roads in Hartford to plow and clear away snow in each neighborhood.
The statement continued: The primary focus had been emergency routes and main arteries for the purpose of public safety. Plow trucks will return to these areas after the storm totally subsides.
As a result of the fast moving second-half of this double barrel storm— that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the city and region— and the ability of our crews to keep pace of this latest blast of winter, the parking ban in the City of Hartford has changed and will now end sooner— at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. This is seven hours earlier than originally planned.
If you have your vehicle parked in one of the Hartford Public School parking lots, you are asked to move it within one hour of the end of the parking ban. This will enable clean-up crews to clear away the snow and ice from the lots in anticipation of school being in session tomorrow (Thursday, February 3) and so that staff and students can start classes safely and on time.
Property owners are reminded of their responsibility to shovel walkways, sidewalks, driveways, and curb-cuts so that pedestrians can travel safely. Please also remove snow from around fire hydrants.
The Hartford Fire Department is out in force doing this, but assistance and patience from the public is greatly appreciated. Also, we value the cooperation of business owners who shovel the area around a bus shelter located on their property.