from streets and roadways before snow removal crews begin
treating the roads.Vehicles parked on the roadways jeopardize the safety
of road crew personnel and the public.Also, the snow can not be removed from curb to curb when
obstacles obstruct the roadway.The leftover snow around the vehicles is a hazard to the
postal service and local traffic.Snow Emergencies
(Ordinance #1987-7) prohibit parking on Snow Emergency
Routes and local streets.
Cooperation is needed to help crews remove snow quickly and
Emergencies are announced on several radio and television
Fox 43, and WGAL-TV Channel 8.
understand the crews are not done plowing until the storm is
completely finished and the snow is plowed curb to curb.The Public Works Department plows the roadways for
local traffic and emergency vehicles with two lanes of
accessibility during the storm.The roads are not plowed curb to curb until the snow
storm is completely finished.When the storm is finished, the roads will be plowed all
the way back to the curb line.
Driveway or sidewalk.Do not throw
snow from your driveway or sidewalk into the roadway.Keep the snow on your property and not on the
Property markings.Delineators or
markers can help snow removal crews locate the curb line and
prevent property damage.
Snow removal crews strive to plow snow curb to curb but
sometimes mistakenly get too close to your yard and damage
grass.Any marker can
help crews find the curb line.
Please keep trash behind the curb
line during snow events.If trash cans are in the roadway, the cans will be
knocked over and can disrupt the trash haulers.
Travel at slower speeds and allow
greater stopping distances during storms.Stay off the roads if possible and allow snow removal
crews the necessary time and distances to work on the roads.
Fire Hydrants.Residents are
responsible for clearing snow around a fire hydrant.The hydrant should have a three foot clearance radius
within 12 hours after a snowfall per
Ordinance 2014 - 3.The Ordinance protects the community in case a fire
occurs and allows the Fire Department to connect hoses and
operate the hydrant safely.If you have a medical condition or are unable to clear
your hydrant, please solicit neighbors for their assistance who
could also be served by the fire hydrant or contact the Public
Works Department for assistance.
Sidewalks.Snow must be
removed from the sidewalk within 12 hours after snowfall.
Mailboxes.The area around
your mailbox should be cleared adequately for the safety and
effectiveness of the Postal Service after the Public Works
Department is finished plowing.