Snow Removal Efforts Continue Into Wednesday

by Categorized: Pedro Segarra, Uncategorized Date:

Crews worked in shifts through the night Tuesday into Wednesday, widening main arterial streets downtown and hauling large amounts of snow out of neighborhood streets, city officials said.

On Tuesday evening, officials said that 100 percent of city streets were “passable”–meaning cars could get through–but they acknowledged that many of the streets were still narrow, with snow blocking portions of at least one lane.

The parking ban will be lifted on downtown streets beginning at noon Wednesday. It will be lifted citywide at midnight.

Mayor Pedro Segarra said schools will resume operation Thursday. There was concern about snow drifts and unplowed sidewalks posing a danger to children, he said. City offices were open Wednesday.

The city has used 24 outside contractors, 22 plows, 35 “tri-axles,” 26 payloaders and 200 employees to clear snow from the streets, Segarra said. Hartford’s $602,000 snow budget has been spent and city officials will depend on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse 75 percent of expenditures.

Carlos Barrera clears a snow bank from his brother's business entrance on Capitol Avenue in Hartford Wednesday morning. PATRICK RAYCRAFT photo.

Carlos Barrera clears a snow bank from his brother’s business entrance on Capitol Avenue in Hartford Wednesday morning. PATRICK RAYCRAFT photo.

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4 thoughts on “Snow Removal Efforts Continue Into Wednesday

  1. LUIS UBANEZ

    WHY IS KEENEY PARK TOTALLY CLEARED OF SNOW, BUT MOST STREETS BARELY HAVE 1 LANE?? PRIORITIES, OR SOMETHING MORE?

  2. 5,500 post rally Bill

    Luis. I agree. The city lacks understanding on how to clear snow. They send their plows out to clear 2 inches of snow all day long wasting money. then when they respond to a blizzard, they plow one path then after the plows drive down the street without plowing. It is insane to watch. it’s as if they were on LSD while making decisions.

    I just can’t fathom it.

    1. 5,500 post rally Bill

      Luis, I also watched plow drivers doing personal favors to home owners by plowing the driveways at the time expense of plowing the whole street.

      I think the plow drivers are accepting bribes. I wonder how muc it takes to get a driveway plowed.

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