Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Haven announces snow emergency plan

NEW HAVEN - The city Tuesday announced the snow emergency plan effective Wednesday, Jan. 12 through Jan. 15 and urged at residents, visitors and businesses to abide by the regulations and bans, according to a statement.

A strict parking ban will be in effect: 11:00 pm Jan. 12 until 6 a.m. Jan. 13, and again from 11 p.m. Jan. 14 through 6 a.m. Jan. 15, the statement said.

During the parking ban:

No parking on streets downtown (all streets with in the area bounded by Howe Street, Tower Parkway, Grove Street, State Street and North Frontage Road).

No parking on major streets posted as snow Emergency routes citywide.

No parking within 25 feet of any intersection citywide and no parking in front of any bus stop or fire hydrant citywide

Cars parking in violation of the parking ban may be ticketed or towed.

To assist with snow removal operations the following alternate side of the street parking regulation will also be in effect:

During Jan. 13,  between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., parking on residential streets will only be allowed on the even numbered side (house numbers ending in 2,4,6,8,0).

During Jan. 14 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., parking on residential streets will only be allowed on the odd numbered side (house numbers ending in 1,3,5,7,9).

There will be no parking ban in effect downtown between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Jan. 13 or 14.

Refuse collection will continue as scheduled throughout the storm.

Residents are asked to keep their toters and bins off the street. If snow prevents DPW from collecting trash residents are asked to put their toters away and wait for their trash to be collected on their regularly scheduled day during the following week.

Residents are asked to pay attention to local news outlets - seee http://www.newhavenregister.com/ or check the city’s web site at www.cityofnewhaven.com or call 946-7669 (snow) for updated information.

A phone notification will be issued to all residents whose contact information is listed in the city’s database. Anyone wishing to receive phone or text notification of parking bans and other restrictions associated with the storm must opt-in to the system by visiting the city website http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/emergencyinfo/optin.asp

All New Haven property owners should know that clearing the snow on sidewalks and around their property is their responsibility. This rule applies to both commercial and residential property owners and it requires that sidewalks be cleared within 24 hours of the end of a storm. To avoid fines, residents are encouraged to maintain their property and pay attention to parking bans during inclement weather.

Please note: parking garages and downtown off-street parking lots are still open during snow emergencies. Residents are encouraged to use these facilities as an alternative to parking on the street. It is against the law to throw or plow snow into the streets.

Editor's note: Information here was supplied wholly by the city of New Haven; it is posted here as a public service.

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