Bridgeport officials urge public to observe parking ban

Police said they ticketed 175 people Thursday and towed 16 cars as part of a citywide effort to keep the snow emergency routes clear during the city's snow emergency.



They said everyone affected by the parking rules had a clear warning, through street signs stating that no parking is allowed during a snow emergency.



City officials at the Emergency Operations Center told News 12 that they also warned the public about the parking rules prior to the storm.



They said they urged people to park on the odd side of the street so the city could make sure police, firefighters and EMTs could get where they needed to go safely and quickly.



People who received tickets called it a frustrating experience, but police reminded residents that they were trying to keep traffic corridors passable so first responders could make it to their destinations.



News 12 is told tickets for violating parking rules during a snow emergency start at $85.


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