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Hartford prepares for potential blizzard

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Preparations are already under way for how cities and towns across the state are getting ready for Charlotte. In Hartford, a parking ban goes into effect Friday morning and the Emergency Operations Center is set to open as well.

This is the first major snowstorm we've had to prepare for since Hartford's new Public Safety Complex opened with the official ribbon cutting about a month ago, so it's the first time the city will have its Emergency Operations Center located there.

By noon tomorrow, cars that currently line the streets of the city will have to be relocated somewhere else so crews can work to clear streets and roads.

That's something Arthur Murphy said he knew he'd have to deal with as soon as he heard of Friday's storm. He said if schools shut down he will be allowed to park in the parking lot of one up the street from him.

"We need more parking," he said. "Thank God for the church and school down there. A little dusting is no problem. But when you're talking about a sufficient amount of snow like 2 feet, 3 feet, it's best you obey the parking ban because it makes it easier for the cleanup crew and everyone else."

Hartford city officials said a level two parking ban will go into effect at 7 a.m. Friday. That means no parking on the streets whatsoever. If anyone leaves them on the roads it's subject to a fine and tow.

That could add up to more than $200 to get your vehicle back.

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