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Complete Guide to Snow Emergencies Across Region



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    (Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017)

    Several parts of our area have declared snow emergencies in anticipation of Tuesday’s Nor'easter, including the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    "Pennsylvanians should take their own precautions and prepare for adverse conditions, especially for travel,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement Monday afternoon.

    "I ask residents and commercial drivers across the commonwealth to prepare to avoid unnecessary travel on roadways during this time – as to let road crews and emergency responders do their jobs and minimize dangerous travel.”

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also asked his constituents to remain off the roads or drive with "extreme caution" in emergencies.

    Pennsylvania Travel Restrictions and PennDOT Resources

    Beginning Monday at 10 p.m., the following restrictions will be in place on all interstates and expressways east of Interstate 99:

    • 45 mph speed limit
    • Ban on tandem truck trailers, empty trailers, towed trailers, buses, recreational vehicles and motorcycles

    These restrictions will be in place on interstates 70, 76, 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 99, 283, 176, 180, 476 and 380, and all expressways not on the interstate system.

      The turnpike will have the same restrictions beginning Monday 10 p.m. from the Bedford Interchange east to New Jersey and on the entire Northeastern extension.

      PennDOT will deploy additional assets to areas expected to be hardest hit by the storm, including the Poconos and Lehigh Valley.

      Drivers can monitor conditions by clicking 511PA

      Check the list below for updated information on your city or county:


      • All parked cars must be moved off snow emergency routes for plowing. When moving your car, park as far from the corner of the street as possible. Vehicles parked too close to the corner get in the way of snow plows trying to turn corners.
      • Snow emergency information can be found here and a map of emergency routes can be found here. Cars left on emergency routes will be moved to other parking spots to assist in snow plowing operations. If your car is moved, call 215-686-SNOW to find it. Do NOT call 911.
      • Trash and recycling collection for Tuesday is cancelled. Residents who have Tuesday pick-up are asked to hold their trash and recycling until next week. There will be no collections picked up in driveways for the remainder of the week beginning Tuesday.
      • Be prepared for power outages and report any in your area. PECO customers can call 1-800-841-4141

      Berks County

        Caernarvon Township

        Muhlenberg Township

        Bucks County, Pa.

        Hilltown Township 

        Buckingham Township 


        Warminster Township 

        Warrington Township

        Chester County, Pa.




        Kennett Square


        Delaware County, Pa.





        Lehigh County, Pa.


        Montgomery County, Pa.


        Hatfield Township


        Horsham Township


        Lower Gwynedd Township

        Lower Frederick Township

        Lower Providence Township

        North Wales Borough

        Upper Gwynedd Township

        West Pottsgrove Township 

        Camden County, NJ

        Winslow Township

        Cumberland County, NJ

        Atlantic County, NJ 

        Burlington County, NJ

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        Click below to see how the storm will impact your Tuesday:

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