The town-wide parking ban is lifted as Public Works crews have completed the widening of streets and clearance of roadways, according to Mayor Scott D. Jackson.
"With the help of private contractors and the National Guard, crews were able to attend to emergency medical calls and worked around the clock to clear roadways from curb-to-curb," he said in a release Wednesday.
Clearing curb to curb was important because it eliminates potential flooding from rain and melting snow, he said.
- Parking Ban – As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, the parking ban has been lifted. Vehicles may resume parking on the odd side of the street where legally permitted.
- Sidewalks – The mayor suspension of the Town's Sidewalk Ordinance, which requires property owners to clear sidewalks within 24 hours of the cessation of a snow event, is now been lifted. Residents are now responsible for keeping sidewalks passable. If the amount of snow on your sidewalk creates an extreme burden, call 203-287-7100 for assistance.
- Fire Hydrants – A reminder that residents are asked to “adopt a hydrant” and ensure that the hydrant closest to their home has been cleared of snow. If the hydrant cannot be cleared, call the Hamden Fire Department at 203-407-5880.
- Safe Driving – Drivers are asked to continue to exercise caution, especially at corners and intersections. Public Works crews are working diligently to reduce the height of snow piled at these spots, but drivers should still exercise greater caution.
- Storm-Related Property Damages (curbs, driveway aprons, mailboxes) - If you experience damage, visit the town's website at www.hamden.com and click on BLIZZARD 2013 DAMAGE to submit a Service Request for the appropriate category to report any plow-related damage. This will ensure that the report is entered into the service database and will be added to repair lists for the Spring.
"We would like to take this opportunity to again thank our Public Works crews, Police and Fire personnel and volunteers for their incredible efforts throughout the storm and its aftermath," Jackson said. "They worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents. We would also like to thank our residents and business owners for their understanding, patience and spirit of community in helping neighbors throughout this historic event."