Below is information on the Snow emergency that starts tonight at 7:00 PM. If you must be out driving somewhere during the snow storm please drive safely and allow extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you. The less traffic on the roads the better it will be for emergency crews and public works department to safely clear the roads. If you have a fire hydrant near your house please remember to dig it out as well. The Columbia Borough Fire Department will appreciate it. Have a safe weekend!
January 22, 2016
A Snow Emergency will be in effect in the Borough of Columbia beginning at 7:00 PM, Friday, January 22, 2016. The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice. The Snow Emergency will be to facilitate clean-up efforts in the Borough.
Vehicle travel on Borough Streets marked as “Snow Emergency Routes” shall be in accordance with the Borough’s “Snow Emergency Ordinance” except for emergency situations. No person shall operate a vehicle on any Snow Emergency Route in such a manner or in such condition as to allow or permit such vehicle to become stalled on a “Snow Emergency Route” either by reason of the fact that the driving wheels are not equipped with chains or proper tires, by the exhaustion of the fuel supply to the vehicle, or by abandonment of the vehicle.
Parking on “Snow Emergency Routes” shall be prohibited. Parking is available in Borough Parking Lots located at Front and Locust Street, next to Borough Hall on Locust and in the former telephone company lot in Avenue H between 2nd and 3rd Street. Parking will be permitted after the street has been cleared. Residents are reminded it is illegal to throw snow in the street and to place various items along Borough Streets to reserve parking.
The Borough shall have the authority to remove and impound, or to order the removal and impounding of any vehicle parked or abandoned on a “Snow Emergency Route” during the Snow Emergency and to remove any items left on the streets. During clean-up residents will be notified to move their vehicles on a street by street basis.
Residents are further reminded to remove snow from sidewalks per Columbia Borough Code.
The following Streets have been designated “Snow Emergency Routes”:
Locust Street, Front to Fifth Street North Third Street, Locust to Cedar Street
Chestnut Street, Second to Fifth Street North Fifth Street, Chestnut to Locust Street
Lancaster Avenue, Locust to Malleable Road Kinderhook Road
Ironville Pike, Ninth to Borough Limit Ninth Street, Ironville Pike to Lancaster Ave