Tredyffrin Declares Snow Emergency

Important information on what the snow emergency means for drivers, homeowners and who to call if you have an emergency

Tredyffrin Township has declared a snow emergency for Tuesday.

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:


Emergency: 911

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.

PECO 1-800-841-4141

PPL 1-800-342-5775

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)


Jim Levitt February 03, 2014 at 02:46 PM
All well and good, (albeit a few hours late). Now if they hired people who could actually drive the plows we would all be in much better shape. For the 2nd time in 3 years, a Tredyffrin plow truck wiped out my mailbox, not from pushing snow into it but from sliding down the hill of our cul-de-sac with utter disregard of the icy conditions, driving the wrong kind of truck (WAY too small and light) with probably not so hot tires and not knowing the street. (They send someone who dis not know the street yet the township had over 60 years of knowing the issues here). Then coping an attitude after HE slides into MY mailbox!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »