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HARTFORD, CONN. (January 18, 2018) – Mayor Luke Bronin is activating a twelve-hour snow parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at midnight on Saturday, January 19th and ending at 12 noon on Sunday, January 20th.  Mayor Bronin also announced that the City will extend the hours of its overnight warming shelter through Wednesday morning.

“At this point, we expect the first big snow storm of the season to bring four to eight inches of snow beginning Saturday night, with freezing rain, sleet, frigid temperatures, and then some more snow to follow on Sunday,” said Mayor Bronin.  “This is our first snow parking ban since last winter, so please double check to make sure you know where the closest parking lot is.  The parking ban begins at midnight, but I encourage people to start moving their cars to lots before that.  Blue light lots and other lots will be open beginning at 6 PM on Saturday evening.  We may have to extend the parking ban on Sunday if the forecast changes.  It is essential that all residents and visitors respect the parking ban so that our Public Works team can work quickly and safely.  The freezing rain, ice, and strong winds on Sunday could bring down trees and power lines, and we will have a tree service on call.”

“We are also extending the hours of our warming center, because we do not want anyone to have to be outside in this weather,” added Mayor Bronin.

The Willie Ware Center at 697 Windsor Street will be open from 7 PM Saturday, January 19th, through 12 noon on Wednesday, January 23rd. 

During a snow parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed.  Residents without access to off-street parking may move their vehicles to one of the authorized parking areas including Blue Light Lots, City Parks, Recreation and Senior Centers, and Hartford Public Schools parking lots by the start of the parking ban at midnight on Saturday, January 19th.  Residents can begin parking in those lots at 6 PM on Saturday evening.

To notify the public a parking ban is in effect, sixteen major intersections will be illuminated with blue light beginning 6 hours before the parking ban and they will remain illuminated throughout the duration of the parking ban. 

Eleven Blue Light Lots are dedicated solely for use during snow parking bans.  These designated Blue Light Lots will provide more parking options for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.  

Vehicles must be removed from City Blue Light Lots within four hours after the snow parking ban has been lifted.  Vehicles must be removed from Hartford Public Schools lots within two hours.

Mayor Bronin also encouraged residents to sign up to receive alerts from the City of Hartford by registering online at “We encourage residents to sign up for these alerts so that they can get timely, important information about what’s happening in the City – including parking bans.  We’re not going to overuse this alert system, and you can always decide to unsubscribe.”

To avoid being ticketed and towed, please move all on street cars to the following list of authorized parking areas:

Blue Light Lots
• 130 Sisson Ave
2434 Main St
• 135 Main St
• 50 Curcombe St
• 20 Francis Ct
• 547 Park St
• 60 Chadwick Ave
• 45 Evergreen Ave

• 77 Laurel St

• Sigourney and Homestead
• Learning Corridor Parking Garage - Brownell St Entrance

City Parks and Centers
• Colt Park – Warwarme St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Asylum St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Prospect Ave Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Hubbard Rd Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Maple Ave Golf Course Lot 
• Keney Park – Woodland St Lot 
• Keney Park – Ridgefield St Lot 
• Rocky Ridge Park – Zion St Lot
• Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park – Ansonia St Lot
• Foster Heights Park – Amherst St Lot
• Holcomb Health and Human Services Campus - 2 Holcomb St Lot
• North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry St Lot
• Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main St
• Metzner Recreation Center – 680 Franklin Av
• Samuel Valentin Arroyo Recreation Center – 30 Pope Park Dr

All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots
• For a complete list of schools click here:



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