Snow Plowing and Salting

 

Plowing and Salting

Please be patient as our Public Works crews diligently work to plow the streets throughout the Township. There are nearly 50 miles of roads to be plowed, so it does take several hours with each pass. We could use your help in several ways:

  1. If possible, please remove your vehicles from the roads, such as in a driveway if you have one. This makes the process faster and easier to plow the roads.
  2. If you must park in the street, please try to avoid parking across from another car. On many roads, the plows are unable to get by if cars are parked across from each other. If you park your car on the road, the Township can’t return to clear your spot out.
  3. Unless absolutely necessary, please stay off the roads until the conditions have improved. If you must drive, do so at a slower speed than usual. Take turns slowly and carefully. Dangerous driving in the snow, and the resulting accidents, can put the lives of our first responders in danger.
  4. When shoveling or using a snowblower on your sidewalks or driveways, please do not toss the snow back into the road. This will only create dangerous conditions and will undo some of the work by the snow plows.
  5. Please understand that the plow drivers never intentionally “plow anyone in.” The plows travel quickly and can toss the snow a fair distance. Additionally, it would take a significant amount of additional time and would leave snow on the road if the plows stopped at each driveway, placed the plow down, and then picked it up again. Therefore, we recommend shoveling the end of your driveway after the plows have completed their routes. The plows will make at least two passes on each public road. The Township cannot remove snow from your driveway, even if it was caused from the street plowing.
  6. Please stay back and leave a safe distance for the plows, if you must drive.
  7. If you notice your mailbox or other property has been damaged from the plowing, please contact the Township at 610-566-4516.
  8. State roads are plowed by PennDOT. These include Providence Road, Brookhaven Road, Baltimore Pike, Chester Road, Rogers Lane, Turner Road, Bullens Lane, East and West Rose Valley Road, parts of Manchester Road.
  9. Private (undedicated) roads are not plowed by the Township.
  10. If it’s your trash or recycling day, check to see if they will be picking up. Please keep cans out of the road.
  11. When possible, install yard edge markers to help prevent the plows from damaging your lawn or curbing.
  12. All sidewalks and walkways should be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after the snow has stopped.