Ticketed and Towed!

The City declared a Snow Emergency at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. That means all vehicles parked on Snow Emergency Routes must be moved.

Here's the nifty list.

Oh, and don't forget -- due to the deep budget cuts, secondary streets will NOT be plowed, so you're on your own.

But here are tips from the city for a "successful snow and ice removal partnership."

  • Park your car at least 20 feet from the corner, as required by the state vehicle code. Cars parked too close to the corner limit the turning radius of salting and plowing vehicles.
  • The Police Department and the Philadelphia Parking Authority will be ticketing and towing illegally parked vehicles which can impede the snow removal operation starting at 8:30 p.m. this evening.
  • Do not shovel or plow snow into the street. This practice is illegal, and hampers our ability to effectively clear the roadways. Particularly with the anticipated freezing temperatures, placing snow in the street after it has been cleared will create dangerous icy patches, posing hazards to drivers and pedestrians.
  • While clearing snow from your car or property, please place snow in a safe place on your property so that snow mounds do not obstruct the cleared pathway. 
  • Clear a sidewalk path at least 30” wide within 6 hours of the end of the storm.
  • Clear snow from neighborhood sewer drains to allow melting snow to drain.
  • Stay tuned to local media for updates. 
  • Check on sick and elderly neighbors.

If your car is towed, call 215-686-SNOW for its location. Do NOT call 911.

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