Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships have issued notices about the impending snow storm that is predicted to bring six inches or more to the area tomorrow. Below are the notices.
From Plymouth Township:
Snow Preparation Reminders
Use off-street parking when snow is predicted. When you park your car in the driveway there’s less snow to shovel.
On-street parking, where no off-street parking is available, is only permitted on one side of the street. In an odd year (2017) parking is only permitted on the odd numbered side of the street.
Don’t park near storm drains, so crews can clear snow and ice to avoid flooding from the melting runoff.
When shoveling your driveway, pile snow to the right. This will prevent the plow from covering your driveway opening again.
Property owners are required to clear their sidewalks at least 30 inches wide within 36 hours after the snow stops.
Residents are reminded that it is unlawful to park or abandon a car on any street any time within twelve hours after a snowfall of three inches or more, where off-street parking exists. Vehicles parked otherwise are subject to removal at the owner’s expense.
Any motor vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power, or left unattended upon any public street or highway in the Township at any time within twelve hours after a snowfall of three inches or more has occurred may be removed or towed to another location by the Police Department.
Don’t shovel or plow snow into the street. The plows will just move it back onto your driveway or sidewalk.
Never approach moving snow removal equipment. Just because you can see the driver doesn’t mean he can see you. We try to keep our crews fresh and rested, but extended weather emergencies can mean long hours for Township employees.
Please keep children and pets off the streets as much as possible.
If there’s a fire hydrant by your home consider adopting it! You know where it is; if it’s obscured by snow, fire companies responding to emergencies may not find it. Clearing the snow from the hydrant helps protect you and your neighbors.
From Whitemarsh Township:
The weather forecast is calling for snow for Thursday, Feb. 9, with heaviest snow fall in the early morning hours (~4 am to 7 am).
We ask that all residents keep these snow tips and regulations in mind as we prepare for the impending snow storm headed our way.
To assist with snow and ice removal, the Township Code requires all vehicles to be parked off-street when snow reaches a depth of 3 to 4 inches requiring plowing. Residents and businesses without sufficient off-street parking are required to adhere to the following schedule:
In even numbered calendar years (2016), parking is permitted on the side of the street with even numbered addresses.
In odd numbered calendar years (2017 – THIS YEAR!), parking is permitted on the side of the street with odd numbered addresses.
On streets with permanent parking restrictions (No Parking Here To Corner, No Parking, etc.), the permanent restrictions shall prevail.
As soon as snow or freezing rain begins, the Township Public Works Department starts salting and applying cinders on township roads. Snow plowing begins when the snow depth reaches 3 – 4 inches. Please keep in mind that many of our main roadways, such as Germantown Pike, Joshua Road, Ridge Pike, North Lane, Cedar Grove Road, Skippack Pike, Bethlehem Pike, Pennsylvania Avenue, Stenton Avenue, Flourtown Road, Militia Hill Road and Butler Pike are NOT maintained by the Township as these roads are owned and maintained by PennDOT or Montgomery County.
Residents and business owners also are reminded that all sidewalks and parking lots must be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall. Compliance with this ordinance allows for pedestrian passage, particularly elementary school children walking to school.
For more information on snow clearing and Township regulations, please visit:
Enjoy the snow!