The streets division operates five dump trucks equipped with plows and salt spreaders. Salt is applied to the designated snow routes, hills, and school zones when the snow begins to stick to the roads. There are 22 miles of borough streets divided into five zones. PennDot salts and plows all state roads. Plowing begins when the snow reaches three inches in depth. If the snow accumulation is greater than six inches, the crews will continuously plow all snow routes to keep the streets open for emergency vehicles.
Blocked Driveways & Cars
A full-width plow is done at the end of the storm to open all streets. During plowing operations, snow is pushed to the right side of the road blocking driveways and parked cars. Residents may wish to wait until the street plowing operations are complete before digging out driveways and parked cars. The municipal parking lots are salted and/or plowed as soon as manpower is available.
Sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner and must be cleared 12 hours after the snowstorm is over. It is illegal to throw snow from your sidewalk, driveway, or parked car into streets or alleys. If there is a fire hydrant in front of your property, please remove the snow around it. This will save time in case of an emergency.