Snow Removal and Emergency Information

 
 

Your Snow Removal Responsibilities

  • Vehicle Parking: If at all possible, park vehicles off the street in your driveway. Because of the added difficulty with plowing cul-de-sacs, it’s especially important to get all vehicles off of them. If cars are parked in cul-de-sacs it may prevent the plows from clearing a passable area for you and your neighbors.
  • Driveways: The Township annually receives complaints about plowing driveways closed or covering sidewalks after a resident has spent hours shoveling them open. Unfortunately, during plowing operations snow is pushed to the right side of the road, regularly blocking driveways and parked cars and occasionally covering sidewalks.
  • The best way to avoid having to clear snow from your driveway multiple times is to wait until plowing operations are completed before you clean up. If you’d like to get a head start but don’t need to get out of your driveway, consider not shoveling the last six feet toward the street until the plowing operation is complete.
  • If you need to clear your driveway before plowing is complete, you can minimize the amount of snow plowed into the driveway. Clear not only your driveway out into the street, but also all of the snow at least 10 feet along the street. This will allow plows to unload most of the snow before crossing in front of your driveway.
  • Sidewalks: Snow and ice must be cleared from sidewalks within 24 hours after the storm ends. If you can’t completely clear your sidewalk because of ice conditions, treat it with sand or other abrasive material.
  • Not Permitted: Don’t throw or blow snow into the streets or alleys. Pile the snow behind the curb line or street edge where it won’t obstruct traffic movement or the Township’s plowing operation.
  • Storm Water and Fire Hydrants: You’re required to clear snow around fire hydrants on your property. You can also help minimize flooding by clearing snow from storm sewer catch basins located along your property.
  • Before Winter: Please check the position of your mailbox to insure that it doesn’t extend over the edge of the street making it susceptible to plow damage. If your mailbox is damaged by a plow, notify the Township as soon as possible.
  • Above all, please be patient. If you have a problem, call the Township office at 610-929-4727 between 8 AM and 4:30 PM weekdays. If you receive a recording, leave your name, address, phone number and nature of your concern. After 4:30 PM emergencies only may be reported to the Police Department.

Snow Emergency

The Township will declare a snow emergency when a significant winter storm is predicted. When an emergency is declared, all vehicles must be removed from both sides of the streets that have posted emergency route signs until snow removal is completed and the snow emergency declaration has ended. To learn whether a snow emergency is in effect, please visit www.muhlenbergttwp.com or watch for announcements on local TV and Radio stations.

Snow Emergency Routes

No.
Snow Emergency Route
Street Name
From
To
 
Cherokee Ranch - #1 thru 16
 
 
1.       
8th Avenue
Allentown Pike
Hartman Ave.
2.       
Apache Lane
Mohave Road
Sioux Road
3.       
Casa Grande
El Hatco Drive
Las Vegas Drive
4.       
El Hatco Drive
Tuckerton Ave
To the end
5.       
Hartman Ave
Tuckerton Ave
Kutztown Road
6.       
Hartman Circle
Cul-de-sac
Hartman Ave
7.       
 
 
No Signs
8.       
Las Vegas Drive
Fifth Street
To the end
9.       
Mohave Road
El Hatco Drive
Las Vegas Drive
10.   
San Mateo Lane
Tuckerton Ave
Wilshire Road
11.   
Silver Spur Lane
Casa Grande
Wilshire Road
12.   
Sioux Road
El Hatco Drive
Las Vegas Drive
13.   
Sunset Road
El Hatco Drive
Las Vegas Drive
14.   
Sutter Mill Lane
Sioux Road
Sunset Road
15.   
Wagon Wheel Lane
Mohave Road
Casa Grande
16.   
Wilshire Road
El Hatco Drive
Las Vegas Drive
 
 
 
 
17.   
Chestnut Street
Oak street
County Street
18.   
Euclid Ave
Beginning
5th  Street Hwy.
19.   
Fifth Avenue
Sharp Ave
Darby Ave
20.   
Frances Street
Sharp Ave
So. Temple Blvd.
21.   
Jefferson Street
Kutztown Road
Madison Ave.
22.   
Madison Ave
Kutztown Road
Fifth Street
23.   
Park Ave.
Raymond Street
Jefferson Street
24.   
Raymond Street
Park Ave.
Madeira Plaza
25.   
Tuckerton Ave
Fifth Street
Kutztown Road
26.   
Vesta Place Ave
Monroe Street
Girard Ave


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