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York County municipalities are beginning to declare snow emergencies in advance of this weekend's winter storm. To be included on this list, municipal officials should send their information to news@yorkdispatch.com.

  • York County has issued an emergency disaster declaration in anticipation of the heavy snowfall. That requires no change in behavior for the average resident; doing so enables the county to skirt normal procedure in bringing on part-time workers and entering into contracts.
  • York City has declared a snow emergency that goes into effect 7 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the city. That means no one's allowed to park on the snow emergency routes. Those are: the entire length of Market, George and Princess streets in the city; Philadelphia Stree from Carlisle Avenue to the eastern edge of the city; Queen Street from Arch Street to the edge of the city; Duke Street between Jackson and North streets; West King Street from South Beaver to South George streets and Beaver Street from North Street to West College Avenue. All cars must be removed from those routes by 7 p.m., or else they'll be ticketed and towed, the release states. Several parking lots around the city will be open and free starting at 6 p.m. Friday. Visit yorkcity.org for more info.The Property Maintenance Code requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks within twelve (12) hours of the end of the precipitation.  A sufficient amount of snow and ice must be removed to leave a cleared pathway at least thirty-six (36”) inches in width for the entire length of the sidewalk in front of and abutting the property. On sidewalks less than thirty-six (36”) in width, a path must be cleared that allows one (1) pedestrian to pass at a time. Additionally, snow and ice that is removed from a sidewalk or other property should be piled on the sidewalk along the curb or in front yards not be deposited into the roadway. Property Maintenance Inspectors will be patrolling the City to ensure that snow and ice have been removed.  Residents are reminded not to save parking spaces by blocking spaces with trash/recycling containers, or household items.
  • Conewago Township has a weather warning in place through Monday night. Do not park on emergency routes.  Remove vehicles from streets for the snow removal equipment can clean the side roads. For more information go to this website.
  • Chanceford Township will be in a snow emergency starting at 3 p.m. Friday and ending at noon Sunday.   
  • Dillsburg has declared a snow emergency, 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday or until the snow has stopped and streets are plowed curb to curb. Vehicles parked along snow emergency routes must be moved or they will be ticketed and towed. The routes include Baltimore, York, Harrisburg and Chestnut streets and Harrisburg Pike.
  • North Codorus Township has declard a snow emergency from 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 until further notice. Residents must remove all parked vehicles from the street or they may be ticketed and towed. Police will not issue warnings.  Driveways may become blocked during snowplowing operations. Do not move snow back into street. You must remove snow and ice from walkways within 24 hours. Call (717) 225-4812 for more information.
  • Dover Township has declared a snow emergency beginning 4 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday, according to Northern York Regional Police Department. Vehicles should be removed from all township streets and roadways.
  • East Prospect borough has declared a snow emergency, 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday. Residents must remove vehicles from streets marked snow emergency or they may be ticketed or towed. Also, snow must be cleared from sidewalks within 18 hours after the snow stops. Questions: (717) 252-0177.
  • Felton officials have declared a snow emergency, effective 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday. The emergency declaration means residents must remove parked vehicles from High and Main streets by 6 p.m. Friday or they may be ticketed and towed. "The snow emergency was declared to help ensure the safety of the community by allowing plows to clear streets," according to a borough news release. Borough officials also remind residents they may not "shovel, blow, plow, or otherwise deposit snow onto any street after the street has been plowed." Also, snow and ice must be removed from walkways within 24 hours.
  • The Glen Rock Borough Council is declaring a snow emergency, starting at 5 p.m. Friday, to help ensure the safety of the community by allowing plows to clear streets. Residents with questions should contact the borough at (717) 235-3206. The borough reminds residents that snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after the snowfall. Residents are not allowed to pile snow on any cleared street, public property, street right of way, sidewalk, alley or parking lot.
  • Hellam Township Mayor Paul McCleary declared a snow emergency effective 10 a.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Sunday. McCleary said residents should do their best to remove their vehicles from the streets and give as much aid as possible to borough officials in clearing the roads.
  • Hopewell Township has declared a state of emergency, to begin at noon Friday and end at noon Monday.
  • Mount Wolf has declared a snow emergency from Friday evening through Sunday. All vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routes, and residents are asked to remove vehicles from other streets if possible so snow plows can get through. 
  • Red Lion borough has declared a snow emergency, effective 3 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Sunday. Vehicles must be removed from Broadway, Main Street and High Street. Vehicles that are not moved may be ticketed of towed. Parking is allowed in the municipal lot on First Avenue. Information: www.redlionpa.org.
  • Stewartstown's mayor has declared "phase 1" of the borough's snow emergency ordinance will be in effect from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a borough release. Phase 1 prohibits parking on all borough streets, including state roads.  Cars violating the ordinance could receive citations or be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • Shrewsbury will have a snow emergency in effect starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m. Sunday, according to borough officials. This means no parking will be allowed on borough streets during that time, and citations could be given if vehicles are not removed from the streets.
  • West Manchester Township has declared a snow emergency from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday. The township urges residents to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm and to move parked vehicles from roadways. 
  • Yoe has declared a snow emergency snow emergency from noon Friday until noon Sunday.
  • York Township (6 p.m. Friday-9 a.m. Sunday), Windsor Township (6 p.m. Friday-6 p.m. Sunday) and Dallastown Borough (3 p.m. Friday-3 p.m. Sunday) have all declared snow emergencies, according to York Area Regional Police Department. This makes it unlawful to park any motor vehicle on a designated snow emergency route, and makes it unlawful to operate any motor vehicle on a snow emergency route without appropriate equipment suitable for the conditions.
  • West York has declared a snow emergency from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Sunday, according to the borough's police department. Parking is prohibited from all snow emergency routes: W. Market St. (State Route 462): 1000 block through 1800 block (City Line to West Manchester Township Line), N. Highland Ave. (W. Market St. to Bannister St.), S. Highland Ave. (W. Market St. to W. King St.), 1300 block of W. King St., Hoke St. (W. King St. to College Ave.). The borough is providing two off-street parking options for those living or residing in West York: WYFD Reliance Fire Station No. 1, at 1341 W. Market St., and Borough Parking Lot, at 1401 W. Philadelphia St. and N. Highland Ave. Vehicles must be removed from those lots by 7 p.m. Sunday.
  • Spring Grove has declared a snow emergency from 6 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Monday, according to a borough press release. All vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routes, and residents are also asked to be removed from non-emergency routes.
  • Fairview Township has declared a snow emergency that will take effect at 7 p.m. Friday and will continue until further notice, according to a township press release. It is prohibited to park a motor vehicle on any and all streets or highways within the township or drive, unless the vehicle is equipped with snow tires or chains, according to the release.
  • Springettsbury Township has declared a snow emergency effective 8 p.m. Friday Jan. 22, to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Residents are encouraged to make attempts to move vehicles from the street to allow the Public Works plows to clear snow and improve public safety. 
  • Carroll Township, York County, has declared a disaster emergency from 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.
  • East Manchester Township Board of Supervisors have declared a state of emergency through 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. All vehicles should be removed from the streets. For more information visit this website.
  • Lower Windsor Township has declared a snow emergency from 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.
  • West Manheim Township has declared a snow emergency in effect from 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.
  • East Hopewell Township has declared a snow emergency from 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.
  • Spring Garden Township has declared a snow emergency from 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Owners of vehicles on signed snow emergency routes should move their vehicles to another location during the duration of the snow emergeyncy. The routes are listed on the township website www.springgardentwp.org
  • New Freedom Borough has issued a snow emergency from 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. No parking allowed on emergency routes
  • West York Borough has declared a snow emergency. Details are as follows:

Snow emergency routes are:

W. Market St. (State Route 462): 1000 block through 1800 block (City Line to West Manchester Township Line)

  •         N. Highland Ave. (W. Market St. to Bannister St.)
  •         S. Highland Ave. (W. Market St. to W. King St.)
  •         1300 block of W. King St.
  •          Hoke St. (W. King St. to College Ave.)

Parking: West York Borough has provided two off street parking areas to accommodate those residing or working in West York Borough affected by the “Snow Emergency” parking restrictions:

  • WYFD Reliance Fire Station No. 1: 1341 W. Market St.
  •  Borough Parking Lot: 1401 W. Philadelphia St. @ N. Highland Ave.
  •  Vehicles must be removed from both locations by 7 p.m. Jan. 26
  •  Parking is prohibited and all vehicles must be removed from the above snow emergency routes.
  • Ticket and towing will be in effect on snow emergency routes.
  • 2WD vehicles must have either snow tires or driving wheels chained when operated on the snow emergency routes, when roads are snow covered.

Power Outages: Please do not call 911 for power outages, unless it is endangering life or property. Please call Met-Ed at 1-888-544-4877

Snow emergency routes: Snow emergency routes are specially designated and marked roads in the City, which are the top priority for snow plowing. When the Mayor declares a snow emergency situation, parking on these roads will not be permitted. Vehicles that are not moved by the deadline will be ticketed and towed. They will be taken to an impound lot.  The owner can retrieve the vehicle by paying the towing charge and any additional charges. Contact West York Borough Police at 717-854-1975 if your car has been towed. Borough Ordinance requires all snow and ice be removed from sidewalks 12 hours after snowfall has stopped. State Law requires all vehicles to be clear of snow and ice prior to being operated on streets or highways. Fines range from $200 - $1,000 per offense. Residents should listen to local radio and television stations for additional announcements of a snow emergency.  Please remember to clear fire hydrants, 3 feet on each side.

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