Monday, March 13, 2017

Snow Emergency in effect in Columbia Borough

Borough of Columbia
March 13, 2017


A Snow Emergency will be in effect in the Borough of Columbia beginning at 10:00 PM, Monday, March 13, 2017. 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

Declared this 13th Day of March, 2017

Leo S. Lutz, Mayor

Borough of Columbia

Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street, Columbia PA 17512 | Phone: 717-684-2467

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