Reading Mayor Eddie Morán Announces Adjustments in Preparation for Potential Snowstorm
READING - Today, Mayor Eddie Morán of the City of Reading issued the following statement:
"In response and preparation to the impending snowstorm announced for tomorrow with a forecast of potential 4 to 6 inches of snow in the City, I share the following adjustments.
The Public Works Department changed the schedule trash and recycling pick-up from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Thursday. Salting hasn't stopped throughout the City since Winter Storm Orlena and will continue during this storm. Regarding crews, the Department has reactivated the 12-hour shifts, and snow plowing will start right after the snow stops falling.
I encourage residents to keep the streets clear, relocate their vehicles, and utilize the Reading Parking Authority's free open garages through 8 a.m. Monday.
We are hopeful the accumulation for this storm will be minimal compared to the last ones, and I trust our committed staff will do their best to keep us safe before, during, and after the storm.
We remind our residents to keep emergency numbers on file. For serious emergencies, always use 9-1-1. The Fire Department non-emergency line is 610-655-4911. The Police Department non-emergency line is 610-655-6116 and to reach the Department of Fire & Rescue Services, please call 610-655-6080. For special requests or report an issue in your community, contact the Citizen Service Center at 877-727-3234.
To access the City snow routes and more information, go to www.readingpa.gov/content/snow-emergency-page.
Remember: Stay home, if possible. But above all, be patient and be kind. We are each other's neighbor."