Winter Storms and Travel
Due to temperature, timing, and severity of the storm, every winter event is different. In a lighter storm, less than 2-inches, salting is the main tool in treating the roads. In a more significant storm, salt is applied, after 2-inches or more has accumulated plowing will begin. When the storm is over, another application of salt may also be needed.
The Public Works Department's aim is to keep roads passable. Please understand that sometimes they may not be completely free of ice and snow. That's why it is so important to know your winter driving abilities as well as how your vehicle performs before winter strikes.
During heavy storms, our advice is to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary, but if you must travel, please be sure you and your vehicle are prepared.
Before winter weather arrives, motorists should check all fluids, lights, brakes, battery, hoses, belts, windshield wipers that don't streak, and tires for sufficient tread and pressure. It is always good to travel with a flashlight, jumper cables, cell phone, snow shovel, first aid supplies, ice scraper, warm gloves, extra clothing, sand, and bottled water. YES, You are now prepared!
Remember to always remove snow and ice from the hood and roof of your vehicle. Pennsylvania State law states that if snow or ice from your vehicle strikes another vehicle or person and causes death or injury, you can be ticketed. State law also requires you to turn on your head lights when your windshield wipers are on.
Our Township goal is to get everyone through another winter season SAFELY!
If the FIRE HYDRANT near your home looks like this after a SNOWFALL, we need your help!
Please clear away the SNOW in case there is an EMERGENCY in your neighborhood.
Ice and Snow...Take it Slow
PennDOT Winter Service Guidelines are available for everyone who lives on a State Road or travels on a State Road. When the winter weather strikes, PennDOT crews are out treating the roadways around the clock. The department's aim is to keep roads passable, but sometimes not always completely free of ice and snow.
PennDOT reminds motorists that 511PA provides free, 24-hour traveler information services or you can log onto www.511pa.com before you head out.
511PA is your statewide source for winter road conditions, traffic congestions and tie-ups, as well as access to more than 500 traffic cameras around the State. PennDOT has added more than 600 additional miles to its reporting network bringing the total to more than 2,900 miles of roadway where PennDOT is collecting traffic incidents and winter road conditions.
Be ready - Be wise and Be safe this winter!