Reading, PA - The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch effective from December 16, 2020, 7:00 AM, through December 17, 2020, 7:00 AM. In preparation for the storm, Public Works shares the following update:
As of Monday, December 14, 2020, Public Works crews have salted the streets of Reading to mitigate snow accumulation. Salting will continue as the snow events are expected to intensify. Personnel of 30 employees is scheduled to support Public Works before, during and after the storm, covering 24/7 distributed on three shifts, in addition to crews from the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The main focus is, but not limited to, snow plowing and salting.
We asked residents to please use parking designated areas and follow transit rules to allow crews to navigate the City streets. Considering the forecast, we have decided to move the trash and recycling collection to 4:00 AM from 6:30 AM on Wednesday. We are monitoring the situation and will announce changes to the services scheduled for Thursday if needed.
"I'm in constant communication with Public Works for periodical updates. To the residents, I ask you to please stay at home and don’t leave if you don’t have to. We are also dealing with COVID-19; your safety and health is a priority to us," said Mayor Eddie Morán. "The Citizens Service Center phone lines are open to receive community reports at 877-727-3234; we encourage everyone to download the City iRequest app as we will be sending push notifications updates."
Information and updates are available on the social media pages of the City, @CityReadingPA, and on the following website: https://www.readingpa.gov/content/snow-emergency-page. For emergencies, please contact 9-1-1.