The city is asking people to park on the even-numbered side of the street if they can’t put their cars somewhere else during Blizzard Nemo—and in some cases it’s doing more than asking.
The city issued the call shortly before 2 p.m. as officials braced for the brunt of a storm that could dump one to two feet of snow on New Haven along with gusts of 50 miles per hour.
The city has identified 30 streets where parking is prohibited on the odd-numbered side. Cars will be ticketed and towed if they’re on the odd-numbered side. These are priority streets for plowing.
“These streets are particularly narrow, and if these restrictions are not adhered to, they will not be able to be properly plowed,” mayoral spokeswoman Anna Mariotti stated in a release.
Meanwhile, city Chief Administrative Officer Rob Smuts said, officials are asking everyone else to avoid parking on odd-numbered sides of the street as well, “where possible. We know in some neighborhoods there are too many cars.” The idea is to enable plows to clear a wider swath of each street.
Click here for info on downtown and Wooster Square off-street parking.
To review: Park on the side of the street where house numbers end in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.
The covered by the odd-numbered parking ban are:
Clark St (State/Orange)
St. John St