That means snow emergency routes are in effect and you must move your car if it's parked on a snow emergency route. It also means you must have the proper equipment on your car if you must venture out on the road.
Here's what that sow means, according to a statement from the township:
Due to weather conditions, Tredyffrin Township has issued a snow emergency as authorized by Section 195-41 of the Tredyffrin Township Codebook of Ordinances. This will assist in snow removal and the safe passage of emergency vehicles.
After a snow emergency is declared, it shall be unlawful, at any time during the continuance of the emergency, for any person, firm or corportation:
- To park a motor vehicle or to allow that vehicle to remain parked anywhere on any snow emergency route designated pursuant to this article; or
- To drive any vehicle on any such snow emergency route unless that vehicle is equipped with snow tires, chains, or other suitable tract devices; or
- To drive any vehicle which then becomes stuck on any snow emergency route during a snow emergency because of or related to the failure of that vehicle to be equipped with snow tires, chains, or other suitable traction devices.
The list of designated emergency routes is listed at www.tredyffrin.org.
In addition, please remember:
- Residents are responsible for clearing clear snow, sleet, and ice from the sidewalks in front of their property no more than 30 hours after a storm. For stubborn icy spots, be sure to use ice control methods such as salt or sawdust.
- Trash receptacles may not be placed on the street. This inhibits the snow removal vehicles from doing their job. Residents should place trash cans either on the lawn or curb in front of their property.
- Residents should avoid parking in cul-de-sacs. If they must park in a cul-de-sac or they leave their vehicle on or near the highway, they should notify the Police Department by calling (non-emergency) 610-644-3221 or call 911.
- After the storm ends, it will take approximately 8 -10 hours to complete the clean up, assuming normal conditions.
The Police Department suggests the following if you should be involved in an accident (crash) during the winter weather event:
- If you are involved in a “crash” during a snow or ice event, dial 911 immediately. Do not wait or attempt to exit your vehicle to access any possible vehicle damage.
- If able, safely drive your vehicle from the travel portion of the roadway to a nearby safe shoulder to avoid any additional possible hazards and/or accidents.
- Stay with your vehicle (inside with seat belt on) if safety permits and await the emergency responders.
- If you feel ill or are injured as a result of the accident be sure to provide the 911 dispatcher this detailed information. Also provide any medical history (i.e. heart or diabetic conditions) that is relevant.
Contact information during the storm:
Police Non-emergency: 610-644-3221
Twp Roads & Sewers: 610-408-3620
AQUA PA Home Water: 610-525-1400
For power outages, please notify your electric company.
MET ED/1st Energy 1-888-544-4877
Please monitor the status of this emergency by visiting www.tredyffrin.org or watching TTTV public access (Comcast
Channel 2, Verizon Channel 24)