Towanda Borough declares snow emergency

Following the winter storm warning for Friday that called for heavy snow, high winds, sleet, and freezing rain, a Snow Emergency has been declared in Towanda Borough beginning at noon today.

Due to the presence of snow along borough streets from this major storm, it is imperative that on those streets designated by signs as Snow Emergency routes, all vehicles must be immediately removed from the appropriate side of the street as follows to allow for snow removal and emergency vehicles to travel:

  • Second St., along its entire length on the West side.
  • Third St., along its entire length on the West side.
  • Orchard St., along its entire length on the West side.
  • Ward Ave., along its entire length on the South side.
  • Chestnut St., along its entire length on the North side.
  • N. Main St., along its entire length on the West side.

Once these sides are plowed, vehicles may move back to allow the other side to be plowed.

Additionally, all owners of vehicles in the borough are asked to immediately remove their vehicles from the street if off-street parking space is available.

In the downtown area, vehicles must be removed from the on-street parking areas where the snow is 4 inches deep or more and signs are placed that state this. Once snow is removed from these areas to less than 4 inches, vehicles may return.

This snow emergency will remain in effect until the streets and parking areas are clear.

Vehicles left in violation of this proclamation and ordinance will be subject to fines and/or towing with costs.

Borough residents are also reminded that snow may not be placed or dumped into the street and that snow must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after the snowfall has ended.