Central PA towns are declaring snow emergencies ahead of weekend’s projected winter storm
As the weekend’s winter storm approaches, cities and towns across the FOX43 viewing area are beginning to declare snow emergencies.
In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced it is banning commercial traffic and limiting speeds to 45 mph on the state’s interstate system and on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The following municipalities have contacted FOX43 to announce Snow Emergencies:
Mayor Preble has issued a Snow Emergency Declaration that begins at 2 p.m. Saturday and lasts until noon on Monday. All vehicles MUST be removed from Snow Emergency Routes by 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Borough of Middletown declared a Snow Emergency, effective Saturday at 5 p.m. While it is in effect, residents are directed not to operate motor vehicles in the borough, except for essential travel or to preserve health and safety. Vehicles parked along streets marked “Snow Emergency Route” will be towed immediately.
Mayor John Cappawana has declared a Snow Emergency in the Borough of Duncannon, beginning Saturday at 10 a.m.
The decision to issue a declaration in advance of the anticipated snow was made to provide Borough residents ample time to move their vehicles from designated Snow Emergency Routes.
“With the anticipation of a minimum of 3-6 inches of snow, we are taking this step to enable the Borough’s crews to plow more effectively,” said Cappawana “Many of our streets are very narrow and with cars parked along them, there is not much room to push the snow.”
During a Snow Emergency, it is illegal to park on any designated Snow Emergency Routes. It is also unlawful to operate a vehicle on Snow Emergency Routes unless the vehicle is equipped with snow tires or chains.
Marysville is under a snow emergency effective Saturday at noon, the borough announced Friday.
Dover Borough is under a snow emergency effective Saturday, the mayor said Friday.