York City declares snow emergency in advance of winter storm

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Mayor C. Kim Bracey has declared a snow emergency for the City of York for Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 4 P.M.  Vehicles must be removed from the following snow emergency routes:

Market Street, City limit to City limit

Philadelphia Street, City limit to Carlisle Avenue

Queen Street, City limit to Arch Street

George Street, City limit to City limit

Princess Street, City limit to City limit

Duke Street, Jackson Street to North Street

W. King Street from S. Beaver to S. George Streets

Beaver Street from North Street to W. College Avenue

All vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routes by Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 4 P.M.

If vehicles are not removed by the date and time ordered above, they will be ticketed and towed.

Residents can park at the King Street, Market Street and Philadelphia Street garages for free during the duration of the snow emergency and at the city lots listed below. Free parking is also available at the following city owned parking lots:

Lot #2 – 300 block of W. King Street

Lot #3 – 150 S. Duke Street

Lot 3A – Newton & Howard

Lot #7 – 600 block of West Mason Avenue

Lot #11 – Duke and Princess Street

Lot #12 – 700 block East Mason Avenue

Lot #14 – Penn and St. Paul Streets

Lot #17 – 200 block of W. Market Street rear (Mason Avenue)

Allen Field Lot

Lafayette Plaza – 200 W. Philadelphia Street


Rabbit Transit buses will be running and are an alternative means of transportation.

What are Snow Emergency Routes?

Snow emergency routes are specially designated and marked roads in the City, which are the top priority for snow plowing. When the Mayor declares a snow emergency situation, parking on these roads will not be permitted.

What Happens If I Do Not Move My Vehicle?

Vehicles that are not moved by the deadline will be ticketed and towed. They will be taken to an impound lot.  The owner can retrieve the vehicle by paying the towing charge and any additional charges. Contact York City Police at 846-1234 if your car has been towed.

Residents should listen to local radio and television stations or log on to the City’s web site at www.yorkcity.org for the announcement of the removal of the snow emergency. It will also be released to local newspapers.

Mayor Bracey asks for the cooperation of all residents in moving their vehicles so City crews can plow snow in an effective manner. For additional information please contact the Snow Emergency Hotline at 849-2228.

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