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York County municipalities declare snow emergencies

Staff report
A Springettsbury Township snow plow clears snow from the intersection of Kingston and Edgewood Road, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo

Some municipalities in York County are declaring snow emergencies ahead of a storm that is forecast to bring a foot of snow to the region Wednesday.

Here are the snow emergency orders available as of 5 p.m. Tuesday:

York City: York City has declared a snow emergency. Vehicles must be removed from streets on snow emergency routes before 8 a.m. Wednesday: Market Street, Philadelphia Street, Queen Street, George Street and Princess Street, city limit to city limit; Duke Street, Jackson Street to North Street; West King Street, from South Beaver to South George streets; and Beaver Street, North Street to West College Avenue. Vehicles that are not removed will be cited and towed. 

Free parking is available for residents at the city’s parking garages and lots. Vehicles must be removed from garages and lots by 8 a.m. Friday.

Delta: The borough has declared a snow emergency effective 10 a.m. Wednesday. All vehicles must be removed from Broad Street and Dooley Road by that time. Vehicles not removed from those roadways will be ticketed or towed. 

East Hopewell Township: The township has declared a snow emergency effective from noon Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Fairview Township: The township has declared a snow emergency beginning at noon Wednesday. All vehicles must be removed from roads and streets, and driving within the township without a vehicle equipped with snow tires or chains is banned.  

Franklintown borough: Franklintown borough has declared a state of emergency beginning 1 p.m. until further notice. Alternative parking is available at the stone lot between the borough office and the red brick house across from the Fire Hall, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Franklintown United Brethren parking lots. 

Hanover: Snow emergency in effect beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Parked cars must be removed from Route 94, Route 194, Route 116, Center Square Quadrants, Ruth Avenue and Locust Street or they will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense, borough police announced in a news release.

All vehicles driven in the borough during the emergency must have snow tires or chains. Snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after the snowfall ends or within 10 hours in the downtown business district, police said. For more information, go to www.hanoverboroughpa.gov and click on “Announcements” followed by “Snow Emergency Regulations" or call 717-637-3877.

Hellam Township: The township has declared a snow emergency from 9 a.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Friday. All vehicles must be removed from emergency routes. Failure to do so could result in tickets being issued and vehicles being towed. Police will not issue warnings. 

Hopewell Township: The township will go into snow emergency from noon Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Loganville borough: Loganville borough has declared a snow emergency from Wednesday through Friday. All parked vehicles must be removed from borough roads and streets. Vehicles may be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.

Northeastern Area: The area covered by Northeastern Area Emergency Management, which is East Manchester Township and Mount Wolf and Manchester boroughs, will be under a snow emergency declaration beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

North York borough: North York borough has declared a snow emergency effective 9 a.m. Wednesday until 4 p.m. Thursday. The snow emergency means residents must remove vehicles parked on designated streets or they will be ticketed and towed. Police will not issue warnings and vehicles will be towed. Vehicles may not be parked on sidewalks. Residents with questions should contact North York borough at 717-845-3976 between 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Shrewsbury borough: Shrewsbury borough has declared a snow emergency from 9 a.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday. The emergency means no parking will be allowed on any street in the borough. Sidewalks must be cleared within five hours after the snow ends. Information: 717 235-1666.

Spring Garden Township: The township has declared a snow emergency from noon Wednesday until 4 p.m. Thursday. Street cleaning scheduled Thursday has been cancelled. Vehicles not parked in a snow emergency route do not have to be moved. All vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routes. More information: www.springgardentwp.org.

Spring Grove borough: Spring Grove borough has declared a snow emergency effective noon Wednesday until further notice. All vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routes by 12 p.m. Wednesday. Vehicles left on snow emergency routes will be ticketed and possibly towed. Residents are also asked to remove vehicles from non-snow emergency routes and to stay off the roads during the storm, if possible.  

Springettsbury Township: The township has declared a snow emergency effective 12 p.m. Wednesday until further notice. 

Washington Township: The township has declared a snow emergency as of 10 a.m. Wednesday.

West Manchester Township: West Manchester Township has issued a snow emergency from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 6 .m. Friday. The township is asking residents to remove vehicles parked on designated roadways and urging residents to avoid unnecessary travel during the incoming winter storm.

West York borough: West York borough has declared a snow emergency from 11 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday. Vehicles parked on Hoke Street, West King Street, Highland Avenue, West Market Street and Adams Street must be removed during the emergency timeframe. West York Borough Police Department reported about 2 p.m. that it started ticketing cars.

York Township: York Township has declared a snow emergency effective noon Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday. All parked vehicles must be removed from snow emergency route, and driving within the township without a vehicle equipped with snow tires or chains is banned.  

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