*UPDATE 01/07/2022 @ 3:00PM* Parking Ban Lifted
Due to the impending snow, an on-street parking ban has been established in the Town of East Hartford, Connecticut. This parking ban will take effect on: Thursday, January 6 at 10 PM Until Further Notice.
If there are any questions, please call the East Hartford Police Department at (860) 528-4401.
Residents are urged to make adequate preparations for the snow, cold temperatures and potetially dangerous roads:
- Use Caution When Traveling: Budget extra time for your travel, go slow and watch out for other motorists and pedestrians
- Give Way to Emergency Vehicles: Please use caution and make way for emergency vehicles and snow plows.
- Clear Your Sidewalks, Driveways, & Crosswalks: Be aware of the ordinances for shoveling sidewalks, which are covered in Section 18-38, stating that all property owners are responsible for maintaining and clearing snow and ice from the sidewalk that abuts their property and have 8 hours after a storm to clear their sidewalks. If a storm ends overnight, the property owner then has the next 8 hours of daylight to clear their sidewalk, before they are issued a warning and then subsequently fined.
Other important winter tips to consider include: Waiting until your street is plowed to clear your driveway so you can avoid having to clear it twice. Please don’t pile the snow back into the street. Using common sense while shoveling, in terms of physical exertion, and being safety-conscious while operating a snow blower; Being mindful of parking bans in effect, which helps with the town’s snow removal operations and the passage of emergency vehicles; Dressing in layers and using many thin, warm layers rather than a few thick layers, allowing your body to insulate better. Additionally, if using a generator, be mindful to place it at least 20 feet away from your home, windows, doors and vents to avoid deadly Carbon Monoxide fumes.
For further information regarding winter weather clean up expectations and more winter tips, please see this link www.easthartfordct.gov/public-works/pages/winter-weather-preparedness