HARTFORD — The city and state is gearing up for the pending “wind-driven” snow storm set to hit the Greater Hartford area by midnight on Tuesday.
“Crews are ready and equipment is being prepped,” Mayor Pedro Segarra said in a press release. “We’re coordinating with the State Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.”
See weather forecast here.
Segarra has also scheduled a press conference for today at 11 a.m. at City Hall to give updates.
In the meanwhile, city officials are asking residents to comply with several guidelines as they prepare for the snowstorm and the removal process.
Officials are asking residents to remove cars from the streets when a snowstorm is coming, especially during parking bans, when vehicles may be parked at public schools. Police are expected to tag vehicles left on the stress and may tow them.
Homeowners are required by city ordinances to clear sidewalks and wheelchair ramps within two hours after the end of the snowfall or three hours after sunrise if the snow fell during the night.
Officials are also asking residents to shovel snow to the back of the walk instead of into the street to reduce the amount of snow in the street and to not shovel the snow into the street because it is illegal.
Emergency officials advise that residents stock up on necessary food, medical, and safety items like flashlights and batteries.