Winter Weather Safety
Please help protect yourself and your neighbors by following these few tips:
Remove your vehicles from the street. Plows can reach curb to curb if there is no obstructions. This includes sports equipment such as basketball nets.
If you have a fire hydrant on your property, please shovel the snow away from the hydrant. It is recommended that you clear the snow at least three feet in all directions around the hydrant.
To reduce flooding in the streets, clear all drains and sewer grates of any snow or debris such as leaves and sticks to create a natural flow of water when snow melts away.
Ensure that your home address is properly posted where it can be seen from the street and unobstructed by any snow or ice.
Township Snow Ordinance, All snow and ice should be removed from sidewalks within 12 hours of snow fall ending.
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A snow emergency will be declared whenever snow falls to a depth of two inches (2″) or more. When this happens, all parking on the roadways is prohibited. If a garage, driveway or other off-street parking facility is available; all vehicles must be relocated off of the road. If off-street arrangements are not available, parking is permitted as follows: during even numbered years parking shall be on the even numbered side of the street and during odd numbered years parking shall be on the odd numbered side of the street.
All residents and/or owners of property within the Township must keep their sidewalks free and clear of snow and ice. Sidewalks must be cleared within twenty-four (24) hours after the snow has stopped falling. It is unlawful to throw, shovel or plow snow into or upon any roads and streets within the Township. Dumping excess snow onto a roadway creates road hazards and ice conditions for unsuspecting drivers. In addition, the township must spend additional time and resources to go back and clear dumped snow from a previously cleared roadway.
Below is a tip to help keep the plowed snow off of your driveway. While facing your house shovel an opening in the snow to the right of your driveway and toss the snow to the left. This way when a plow comes, the snow on its blade will go into the opening and not into your driveway.