Snow emergencies, closings in Philadelphia area ahead of winter storm

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Communities across the Delaware and Lehigh valleys are announcing snow emergencies, closures and other changes you need to be aware of ahead of Wednesday's winter storm.

This list will be updated as more announcements are made.

SNOW EMERGENCIES

PHILADELPHIA

The School District of Philadelphia said there will be no change to virtual learning due to the winter storm, and students are expected to log in to their classes at their normal times.

However, all Family Technology Support Centers, the district headquarters at 440 North Broad Street and all school buildings will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, December 16 and 17.

PENNSYLVANIA

Abington Twp.: Snow emergency effective at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16 until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. During this time parking on designated Snow Emergency Routes is prohibited to allow our plow operators to clear the streets in a safe and efficient manner. Cars parked on snow emergency routes after 8:00 a.m. may be towed and/or ticketed.

Allentown: Snow emergency declared effective 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16 until further notice. Vehicles must be removes from posted snow emergency routes. Residents can park their cars for free from 8 a.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Friday at the Spiral Deck (on Linden between Eighth and Ninth) and Arena North Deck (712 W. Linden). Residents are also advised to wait until plows have been down their street before shoveling driveways and to avoid throwing snow back into the streets.

Berks County: All county buildings will close at noon on Wednesday, December 16 due to the impending snowstorm. A reopening decision will be made by 7pm on December 17.

Bethlehem: Snow emergency in effect at noon on Wednesday, December 16 until further notice. All vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routes or they will be towed. North Street, New Street and Walnut Street parking garages and street meters will be free of charge beginning at noon on Wednesday, December 16 to accommodate parking needs and must be removed within 4 hours of the end of the emergency.

Chalfont Borough: Snow emergency effective 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 16 and continuing until the duration of the storm until cleanup has been completed. Residents are asked not to park on borough streets of their vehicle will be ticketed or towed.

Downingtown Borough: Snow emergency declared from noon on Wednesday, December 16 until further notice. The police department will remove vehicles that have not been moved off of designated emergency snow routes by 1 p.m.

Franconia Twp.: Snow emergency declared effective immediately on Wednesday, December 16 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. No vehicles should be parked on the street, in areas otherwise reserved or in the core of a cul-de-sac. Any vehicle left unattended may be removed or towed at the owner's expense.

Hatfield Twp. and Hatfield Borough.: Snow emergency declared beginning at noon on Wednesday, December 16 and will remain in effect through the duration of the storm. Please remove your vehicles from the road or it may be towed and keep non-essential vehicles off the roadways.

Haverford Twp.: Snow emergency declared beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16 until 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. There will be no trash and recycling on Thursday. Recycling will be collected on Monday, December 21 instead and trash will be collected on Tuesday, December 22. All vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routes and residents are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks in front of their property no more than 24 hours after the storm.

Lansdale Borough: Snow alert effective noon on Wednesday, December 16 until further notice. Residents should remove cars from snow alert routes to allow for plowing.

Lower Providence Twp.: Snow emergency declared effective 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16 until 6pm on Thursday, December 17. Parking is prohibited on the odd numbered side of the street and any unattended vehicle may be towed by the police department. Blowing or shoveling snow into the street is prohibited.

Lower Salford Twp.: Snow emergency declared effective noon on Wednesday, December 16 until midnight on Thursday, December 17. All vehicles must be moved from the street or rick being ticketed or towed.

New Britain Borough: Snow emergency declared from 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 16 through 4 p.m. Thursday, December 17. Vehicles should be removed from the street along snow emergency routes and borough offices will be closed Wednesday.

Newtown Twp.: Snow emergency effective at noon on Wednesday, December 16 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 17.

North Wales Borough: Snow emergency effective 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16 through noon on Friday, December 18. Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced and off-street parking is strongly requested, if possible. Neighbors are asked that nearby fire hydrants are cleared of snow in case of emergency.

Plymouth Twp.: Snow emergency declared effective at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16 until noon on Thursday, December 17.

Rockledge Borough: A Snow emergency is in effect at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16 until 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. During this time parking on designated snow emergency routes is prohibited to allow our plow operators to clear the streets in a safe and efficient manner. All vehicles parked on snow emergency routes must be removed.

Royersford Borough: Snow emergency in effect 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16 until further notice. All vehicles must be cleared off the snow emergency routes for plowing.

Spring City Borough: A snow emergency has been declared in the Borough of Spring City effective at noon on December 16 until noon on December 17. All cars must be removed from snow emergency routes.

Telford Borough: Snow emergency declared from noon on Wednesday, December 16 until noon on Thursday, December 18. All vehicles parked on snow emergency routes must be removed.

Upper Southampton Twp.: Snow emergency in effect from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16 through 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. All vehicles that have not been removed from designated snow emergency routes will result in fines or towing.

Warminster Twp.: Disaster emergency declared from noon Wednesday, December 16 through midnight Friday, December 18. Vehicles must be removed from the street until the snow emergency ends and snow may not be shoveled onto the street.

Warrington Twp.: Snow emergency declared effective at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16 and ending at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. ALl vehicles mut be removed from roadways so the streets can be cleared of snow and ice.

West Chester Borough: Snow emergency declared from 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16 through 11 a.m. on Friday, December 18. All borough parking garages will be free of charge for the duration of the snow emergency.

West Pottsgrove Twp.: Snow emergency declared for Wednesday December 16 beginning at 7 a.m. until further notice.

NEW JERSEY

A state of emergency has been declared beginning at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said. State offices will be closed beginning at 1 p.m.

All New Jerseyans are urged to stay off the roads, stay at home, and stay safe, Murphy said in a tweet.

SNOW CLOSURES

School closures: For the latest school closing information, CLICK HERE.

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown: Allentown's "Lights in the Parkway" display on Lehigh Parkway will be closed on Wednesday, December 16. The city is closing the Recycling Drop-Off Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive next to the 15th Street Bridge until further notice.
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