Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Borough declares snow emergency

Elizabethtown Borough has declared a snow emergency thanks to the second major snowstorm to hit south central Pennsylvania in less than a week.

The snow emergency is in effect until further notice. The borough's ordinance outlines snow emergency routes as follows:

  • The entire lengths of East and West High Street
  • The entire lengths of South and North Market Street
  • College Avenue from Market Street to Spruce Street
  • Spruce Street from College Avenue to Willow Street
  • Willow Street from Spruce Street to Market Street

Parking is prohibited on the snow emergency route to assist with snow plowing and to keep the streets open for traffic. Also, vehicles driving on the route are required to be equipped with snow tires or chains.

All borough residents were scheduled to receive a recorded phone call this evening with a thorough explanation of the emergency and the parking restrictions. Borough staff also were calling those residents who live on the snow emergency route specifically to notify them separately.  

In addition, Wednesday trash collection has been rescheduled for Saturday. 

Beginning at noon today, the police department has begun contacting residents who have not moved their cars since the last storm, notifying them of the 72 hour on-street parking restrictions and requiring them to move their vehicles.

A snowstorm Friday into Saturday dumped nearly 20 inches of snow on Elizabethtown. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service show tonight's storm lasting until tomorrow evening, with predictions of 10 inches to 18 inches.

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