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Hartford mayor gives update on city's cleanup

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra said 100 percent of the streets were passable after Blizzard Charlotte, and now the focus is on the sidewalks to make sure students can get to school.

"We are going to be working very hard through the night and into tomorrow to clean up our sidewalks and make our streets a little bit safer for our kids," Segarra said at the Emergency Operations Center Tuesday night.

Hartford Public Schools are closed for Wednesday.

City workers are using 24 contractors, 35 plow trucks and 26 payloaders to haul a lot of the snow out of Hartford. 

"We will get there," Segarra said.

A parking ban remains in Hartford until noon on Wednesday in downtown and midnight Thursday for the rest of the city.

More than 200 cars have been towed and about 400 people have received citations.

"But for the most part, all the cars are off the roads," Segarra said.

Segarra told Eyewitness News that the city's snow budget is almost completely depilated and is hoping to get 75 percent reimbursement from the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency would put the city just within the budget.

Members of the Connecticut National Guard were clearing snow on Prospect Street. More guardsmen and women are expected in Hartford Wednesday morning.

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