NEW BRITAIN - The parking ban has been lifted as of 7:30 a.m. but residents should be aware that dumping snow in the streets while shoveling or plowing is illegal, Police Chief James Wardwell said.
Police issued over 250 parking ban violation tickets and towed more than 65 cars during Thursday's storm which dumped more than a foot of snow in the area.
City crews have been out since the storm began in the early morning hours Thursday and most schools in the area are still closed. Mayor Erin Stewart is cautioning residents as they clean up that they can not push snow out into the street. "If you put your snow out in the road we are not coming back for it," Stewart said in a social media post.
Residents could get ticketed if police find them, or their contractor, pushing snow back out into the street. Residents and property owners have six hours from today to remove snow from sidewalks or they could be ticketed, Wardwell said.
There were few accidents or stranded motorists during the storm which spanned about 12 hours with high winds at times. "A lot of people stayed off the roads and a lot of businesses stayed closed, that helped a lot," Wardwell said.