6 PM Wednesday: Mayor Bronin Activates 36-Hour Snow Parking Ban
Published on December 15, 2020
HARTFORD, CONN. (December 15, 2020) – Mayor Luke Bronin is activating a thirty-six-hour snow parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 6 PM on Wednesday, December 16th and ending at 6 AM on Friday, December 18th. The City’s warming center at the former Milner School at 104 Vine Street will be open during its regular hours, from 5 PM to 9 AM.
“The latest forecast projects a major storm with a foot or more of snow, and so we are calling the first parking ban of the season to help our DPW team clear the streets as quickly and safely as possible,” said Mayor Bronin. “It may take us a few days to get to all the sidewalks and crosswalks around the city, and we want to remind property owners that they have a responsibility to clear sidewalks in front of their property. Our Blue Light Lots and City lots will be open beginning at noon tomorrow, and Hartford Public Schools lots will be open after 6 PM tomorrow, so please comply with the parking ban as soon as possible. It is essential that all residents and visitors respect the parking ban so that our Public Works team can work quickly and safely.”
During a snow parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. Residents without access to off-street parking may move their vehicles to one of the authorized parking areas including Blue Light Lots, City Parks, and City Recreation and Senior Centers beginning at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 16th. Residents can move their cars to Hartford Public Schools parking lots after 6 PM on Wednesday, December 16th.
To notify the public a parking ban is in effect, sixteen major intersections will be illuminated with blue light beginning 6 hours before the parking ban and they will remain illuminated throughout the duration of the parking ban.
Nine Blue Light Lots are dedicated solely for use during snow parking bans. These designated Blue Light Lots will provide more parking options for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.
Vehicles must be removed from City Blue Light Lots within four hours after the snow parking ban has been lifted. Vehicles must be removed from Hartford Public Schools lots within two hours.
Mayor Bronin also encouraged residents to sign up to receive alerts from the City of Hartford by registering online at http://www.hartford.gov/emergency-services. “We encourage residents to sign up for these alerts so that they can get timely, important information about what’s happening in the City – including parking bans. We’re not going to overuse this alert system, and you can always decide to unsubscribe.”
To avoid being ticketed and towed, please move all on street cars to the following list of authorized parking areas:
Blue Light Lots
- 130 Sisson Ave
- 2434 Main St
- 20 Francis Ct
- 60 Chadwick Ave
- 45 Evergreen Ave
- 77 Laurel St
- 175 Mather St
- Sigourney Street and Homestead Avenue
- Learning Corridor Parking Garage - Brownell St Entrance
City Parks and Centers
- Colt Park – Wawarme St Lot
- Elizabeth Park – Asylum St Lot
- Elizabeth Park – Prospect Ave Lot
- Goodwin Park – Hubbard Rd Lot
- Goodwin Park – Maple Ave Golf Course Lot
- Keney Park – Woodland St Lot
- Keney Park – Ridgefield St Lot
- Rocky Ridge Park – Zion St Lot
- Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park – Ansonia St Lot
- Foster Heights Park – Amherst St Lot
- Holcomb Health and Human Services Campus - 2 Holcomb St Lot
- North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry St Lot
- Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main St
- Metzner Recreation Center – 680 Franklin Av
- Samuel Valentin Arroyo Recreation Center – 30 Pope Park Dr
All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots