Mayor Pedro Segarra is telling residents Saturday to keep off the streets and for good reason. Yes, there is a statewide ban on travel. But on a practical note, do you want your car stuck on Broad Street and likely towed as plows try to clear the way?
Roads are impassable throughout much of the city and state today after the Blizzard of ’13. Some of our colleagues have tweeted photos that show cars stuck on main Hartford roads. Streets are looking like dense snow fields, and it’ll take much effort for schools to even consider opening their doors Monday. Look out your window: Can you imagine school bus drivers trying to negotiate streets in less than 48 hours?
By the way, the mayor’s office reports that city shelters were filled to capacity overnight Friday. No word yet on totals for the emergency shelters. (Update: No one stayed in the emergency shelters.) Also, 44 plow trucks have been out since this morning trying to clear main Hartford streets and hospital routes.
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UPDATE: Segarra has asked for the state’s help in plowing city streets. “We’re going to need additional resources to ensure the capital city is up and running on Monday,” he said in a statement late Saturday afternoon.