Mayor Papenfuse extends snow emergency until further notice

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HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse has extended until further notice the snow emergency for the City of Harrisburg. He also has announced liberal leave is in effect for non-essential City employees on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

The travel ban also is still in effect in the City of Harrisburg until further notice. Public Works and emergency responders need all non-emergency vehicles off the streets to deal with the storm that left more than 30 inches of snow.

“We thank our residents for their cooperation thus far,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “We continue to ask for their cooperation and patience as we try to dig out from this historic snowfall.”

There also will be no trash collection on Monday as all Public Works crews are working to remove snow from major arteries and side streets over the next few days. It is expected that trash collection will follow a holiday schedule after Monday, with one-day delay in collection.

All businesses and apartment complexes are being asked to clear snow around dumpsters to allow access. Trucks will not be able to empty dumpsters unless snow is cleared.

Public Works crews are clearing major arteries in the City as a priority, but side streets remain a challenge. Officials warn it will take several days to remove snow from side streets and alleyways.

Residents who need assistance or information about snow removal can call the Public Works hotline that has been set up for the snow emergency — 717 412 4320.

For additional information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications for the City of Harrisburg, at or call 717 836 9555

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