Snow causes Hamden closures

By Grace Manthey

As the snow picked up Wednesday morning, officials in Hamden closed “non-essential” offices as of 12 p.m on March 7. These include the government center, the memorial town hall and libraries, according to the Town of Hamden Facebook page.

Hamden Public Schools Superintendent Jody Goeler announced on Twitter that the district closed all schools at around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University and Albertus Magnus College all cancelled classes as well.

City officials also issued a parking ban, which prohibits parking on any odd-numbered sides of streets. Additionally, the city encouraged residents not to shovel snow from their private driveways onto streets. Violators risk a fine up to $50 for either offense.

 Courtesy of the Town of Hamden

Courtesy of the Town of Hamden

In spite of the closings, Hamden officials announced the opening of 24-hour warning centers at the Police Department and Hamden Fire Stations.

Contact Fire Chief Berardesca's office at 203-407-5880 for more information, and call 911 in case of emergency.

Photo by Brandon Hadtke