Sunday Storm Clean-Up Update
(2/10/2013) (New Haven, CT) City of New Haven crews, with assistance from the National Guard, have made significant progress in clearing City Streets. The City’s Department of Public Works now has 40 trucks out plowing (30 heavy and 10 light duty) as well as 15 payloaders.
All main arterial roads are now passable. Payloaders and plows are now working on making secondary streets passable. Passable means that they are clearing enough snow to allow for emergency vehicle passage, usually a one lane path. Once all roads are passable, all streets will be revisited for more extensive removal.
New Haven’s travel ban remains in effect throughout the day today to prevent cars from getting stuck in the snow and to allow plowing crews to continue their work without interference. Residents should not push or throw snow from their cars or properties into the street as this will only prolong the process of getting streets open. Instead, residents should pile snow on the tree strip—the area of grass or pavement between the sidewalk and the curb—and other areas in the front of their homes.
Any cars that are parked in the street and obstructing street passage will be tagged and towed. People can call the New Haven Police Department’s Tow Clerk at 204-946-6316 for information on towed vehicles.
The City of New Haven has seen an increase in carbon monoxide incidents. Residents are urged to check their home’s exterior fuel vents (for furnaces and hot water heaters) and clear any snow to prevent carbon monoxide build-up within their homes.
All City of New Haven Senior Centers and New Haven Public Schools will be closed and there will be no garbage pick up tomorrow, Monday, February 11th.
The City would like to remind residents of the following:
• Call 911 for emergencies only.
• Report all non-emergency storm related issues to the City’s Emergency Operations Center at 203-946-8221.
• Residents and contractors clearing snow from their cars and property, should not dump that snow into the street
• As residents begin to shovel out, please clear snow from fire hydrants located near your property and if your sidewalk includes a curb ramp (at a street intersection), please shovel that so the sidewalk is passable for wheelchair use.
Residents can sign up to receive automatic storm updates (via email or reverse 911 call) by going to http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/EmergencyInfo/optin.asp
Residents can also call 203-946-SNOW (7669) to hear the latest pre-recorded storm update.