What is a snow emergency?
A snow emergency may be declared by the Mayor if significant snow fall or dangerous weather conditions are forecast. A snow emergency declaration means that both residents and city service providers need to prepare for inclement and possibly dangerous weather conditions. Information will be available from City Hall to local media and official social media accounts.
Designated Snow Emergency Routes
Once a snow emergency is declared, removing snow within the travel lanes on snow emergency routes is the priority. Routes are designated to provide primary feeders for traffic moving through the City. Also, they link schools, hospitals, bus routes and fire stations.
The streets listed below have been designated with priority status and the snow removal efforts will concentrate on these streets.
North & South 5th Street
Washington Street (including 2nd Street from Washington to Penn Streets)
North 13th Street
Front Street (Penn St. to Cathedral)
Eleventh Street (Franklin to Walnut Streets)