Important Tips for Snow Removal

The Borough’s Public Works crews undertake snow removal and de-icing operations whenever road conditions call for these services. Please remember that snow removal operations are being performed under emergency conditions. Our drivers often endure extended work hours to provide safe and effective snow removal from our streets.

Here are a few tips that may help you avoid shoveling headaches....

  • If possible, wait to shovel the last six (6) feet of your driveway until we have completed curb to curb plowing on your street. This will help prevent our plows from pushing snow back into your driveway.
  • If you must shovel the last six (6) feet of your driveway prior to our completing plowing operations on your street, place the snow to the right of your driveway (standing in the direction with your back facing your house). See diagram attached.  Placing the snow in this area lessens the amount of snow plowed back onto the drive area. Please understand that proper plowing operations cannot prevent the redeposit of snow in driveway areas.
  • If at all possible, park all vehicles off the roadway. Parking your vehicles in your driveway and off the street helps our crews plow back to the curb and supplies you with a parking space again.
  • Please do not throw or place snow or ice onto the Borough streets or immediately next to a fire hydrant. Borough ordinance prohibits this activity.
  • Please be mindful of pedestrians following a snow…Borough ordinance requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks within 12 hours after the end of any fall of snow, sleet, or freezing rain.
  • The 72-hour on-street parking ordinance is enforced…. The parking of any vehicle on any parking lot owned, operated or managed by the Borough, or on any Borough street for a continuous period of time greater than 72 hours is prohibited. This ordinance applies anytime, and is particularly important during the efforts of snow removal from streets and parking lots.
  • Cul-de-sacs are particularly difficult to plow. The Borough crews will place the snow accumulation in the most practicable area(s).
  • Portable basketball nets projecting into the roadway are prohibited and can be dangerous during snow plowing. Borough ordinance prohibits the placing of these items in the public right-of-way.

Above all, please be patient and allow our employees time to do their job in plowing the streets. Safe streets are a primary concern for the Borough during the winter months.Thank you for your patience and cooperation.