Harrisburg declares snow emergency for weekend storm

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Snow Emergency Lifted in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Mayor Eric Papenfuse declared a snow emergency for the City of Harrisburg, to go into effect at 7 p.m. Friday.

Cars which are not moved off the city’s snow emergency routes will be ticketed and towed, Papenfuse said.

Harrisburg’s snow emergency routes are:

  • Division Street:                       Front Street to 7th Street
  • Second Street:                         Paxton Street to Division Street
  • Maclay Street:                         Front Street to 7th Street
  • Seventh Street:                        Division Street to Fisher Plaza Street
  • Walnut Street:                         Fisher Plaza to Front Street
  • Paxton Street:                         Cameron to City/Swatara Township Line
  • Derry Street:                           Mulberry Street Bridge to City/Paxtang Line
  • Market Street:                         Cameron Street to 25th Street
  • State Street:                            Fisher Plaza to City/Susquehanna Township Line
  • Herr Street:                             Cameron Street to City/Susquehanna Twp Line
  • Seventeenth St.:                      Sycamore Street to Arsenal Boulevard
  • Twenty-Fifth St.:                    Market Street to Rudy Road to 29th Street
  • Thirteenth Street:                    State Street to Paxton Street

Harrisburg officials are offering free parking from Friday 7 p.m. through Monday 6 a.m.  at the Locust Street Garage on the corner of Locust Street and Third Street and the Fire Museum parking lot at 1820 N. Fourth Street.

Harrisburg will use 16 plows working to clear the snow from its streets. Residents are asked to keep their cars off the snow emergency routes so trucks can plow curb-to-curb, Papenfuse said.

The city’s public works department will also be available for snow plow-related emergencies, and can be reached at 717-412-4320 during the storm.