New snow emergencies declared

February 26, 2010 4:21:01 AM PST
Here are the communities that have contacted Action News about snow emergencies because of snowstorm.


-Snow emergency in effect 9:00 a.m.Thursday

  • Apply any commercial de-icer on steps and sidewalks early to prevent residual moisture from freezing over and creating icy conditions.
  • Clear a sidewalk path at least 30" wide within 6 hours of the end of the storm as listed in the Philadelphia Code (10-720).
  • Clear snow from neighborhood sewer drains to allow melting snow to drain.
  • Be conscious of the environment ? use de-icing salts only as much as needed. One pound of de-icer can cover 100 to 200 square feet .
  • Salt should be applied as soon as a light accumulation has developed on the surface. This will break the bond between additional accumulations and the pavement surface, and will make it easier to shovel.
  • A final light application of a de-icer may be required after removal is completed to melt the residual snow.
  • Make sure you park your car as far away from the corner as possible. Cars parked too close to the corner limit the turning radius of salting vehicles.
  • Stay tuned to local media for further updates.
  • Check on sick and elderly neighbors.

In preparation for the snow storm, the Philadelphia Parking Authority announced that beginning at 4:00 PM on Thursday, February 25, 2010 and ending Saturday morning at 8:00 AM, the following PPA owned and operated center city garages will charge a 24 hour flat parking rate of $5.00:


  • -Bethlehem
  • -Cheltenham
  • -Downingtown Borough
  • -East Norriton Twp.
  • -Easttown Twp.
  • -Glenolden Borough
  • -Hilltown Township
  • -Lower Frederick Twp.
  • -Lower Merion
  • -Lower Providence Twp.
  • -Lower Pottsgrove Twp.
  • -Lower Southampton Twp.
  • -Malvern
  • -New Britain Twp.
  • -Newtown Twp.
  • -North Wales Borough
  • -Oxford Borough
  • -Plymouth Twp.
  • -Richland Township
  • -Ridley Park
  • -Silverdale Borough
  • -Souderton Borough
  • -Upper Gwynedd Township
  • -Upper Makefield Twp.
  • -Upper Providence Twp.
  • -Warminster Township
  • -Warwick Twp.
  • -West Norriton
  • -Yeadon Borough