Winter Storm Warning & Snow Removal Reminders
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for our area from 2:00 p.m. today until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, January 5th. NWS reports that snow will develop late this afternoon and continue through Thursday morning and may be heavy at times overnight.
With the potential for severe winter weather, the Town of Erie would like to remind our residents that the Town of Erie Department of Public Works is ready with a snow control plan to keep streets and public areas safe and accessible during periods of snow and ice. The goal is to provide snow and ice control services on primary and secondary routes. At the direction of the Public Works Director and only in instances when snowstorms leave large accumulations that are expected to remain for several days, Residential Streets are plowed down the center of the street (one pass).
Sidewalks: By Town ordinance, property owners are responsible for clearing their sidewalks of snow within 24 hours following each snowstorm. A citation and/or fine may be issued if the property owner fails to comply. Snow should not be shoveled into the streets.
How can you help?
Please keep in mind, crews put forth the utmost effort during snowstorms. Extended storms may present various challenges for our crews, for example, equipment breakdowns and abrupt changes in the weather. To help our crews perform in a safe and efficient manner:
- Exercise extreme care, your safety and the safety of other motorists and pedestrians is the highest priority
- Travel at a safe distance from snowplows at all times
- Do not try to pass snow removal vehicles
- Park off-street if possible
- Do not shovel snow from your sidewalk and drive-way into the street
- Do not attempt to stop a snow removal vehicle or obstruct its path
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
For more information on snow removal operations, please visit www.erieco.gov/snowremoval or call the Department of Public Works at 303-926-2872.