Snow Emergency


Press Release - Declaration of Snow Emergency

With the prediction of a major winter storm that is to result in heavy snowfall, Mayor Philip Harris has declared a snow emergency to be effective at 8:00am on Thursday February 18th, 2021 and remain in effect until 5:00pm on Friday February 19th, 2021. Residents and businesses should be aware of snow emergency procedures and regulations.

In a snow emergency, vehicles parked along snow emergency routes must be moved or they will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. Snow emergency routes are marked with red and white signs and do not await a snow emergency declaration and are automatically in that status when snowfall exceeds four inches. As a courtesy all snow emergency routes are listed below:

Name of Street                                                                 Location

Fifth Street                                                         From Market Street to the borough line

Lancaster Avenue                                            From Third Street to the borough line

Locust Street                                                     From Third Street to the borough line

Market Street                                                    From Third Street to the borough line

Pine Street                                                         From Third Street to the borough line

Third Street                                                        From the Southern borough line to the Northern borough line     

During the snow emergency residents and patrons of local businesses are permitted to park free of charge in the Parking Garage for the duration of the snow emergency. Parking in the garage is restricted to the first three floors only.