Harrisburg mayor to lift snow emergency at midnight

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lift the city’s snow emergency at midnight, 24 hours after it went into effect.

“The city seems to have weathered the worst of the storm,” Papenfuse said in a news release. “And we are grateful to our Public Works crews, as well as to our police and fire officers for their dedication to keeping our residents safe.”

Papenfuse said crews will continue to work through the night to clear snow and ice from the streets.

During the emergency, drivers are not allowed to park their cars on the city’s emergency routes. Residents who parked their cars in the Locust Street garage during the emergency can keep them there through closing time Friday evening.

Harrisburg police issued tickets to drivers who left their cars on the emergency routes but did not tow any cars, Papenfuse said.

He added sanitation and recycling pickups will start again Friday, though one day behind schedule.