Due to the impending inclement weather, the East Hartford Police Department has issued an on-street parking ban for the Town of East Hartford, Connecticut. This parking ban will commence on:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM and will remain in effect 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 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: 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 and more winter tips, please read the Winter Weather FAQs.