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Lansdale Police Department
Tuesday March 6th, 2018 :: 02:45 p.m. EST


Lansdale Borough declares Snow Alert effective 6pm on Tuesday, March 6 until further notice.

On Tuesday, March 6 the Lansdale Borough Police Department will declare a Snow Alert effective at 6:00 pm. Due to the forecast of potential considerable accumulations, the alert will stay in effect until further notice. For citizens, a snow alert means that all vehicles parked on those streets where signage indicates no parking during a snow alert are required, by law, to be moved elsewhere in order to allow snow plowing of the road surface. Snow alert signage dictates which side of the street residents may not park on when an alert is declared. Residents may park in their driveways (if available), alternate side of their street or another street not marked "No Parking." It is not the policy of the Borough to direct any resident or citizen where to park (i.e. we do not require residents to park in alleys when a snow alert is declared), we can only instruct where parking is not permitted. These parking restrictions are put into place for the purpose of public safety as well as the efficiency of snow clearing on Borough streets; vehicles in violation are subject to ticketing and/or towing by the Lansdale Borough Police Department.

We would also like to remind residents and business owners that it is illegal to deposit snow removed from sidewalks or private property onto any Borough street. Ordinance 1172 – Section 302.3.3 prohibits the throwing or blowing of snow into the streets from sidewalk or properties. Violators are subject to fines.

The Borough is planning for the snow event with crews out preparing known trouble spots and will remain on call until after the Snow Alert is lifted. Throughout the storm, crews will be clearing snow on all Borough roads which can take up to eight hours for one complete route. As this storm forecasts large accumulation, we appreciate your patience and while you may not see a crew on your street right away, please know that they are out working and will get to you.

This system forecasts heavy, wet snow which will collect on trees and wires. Lansdale Electric asks that if you see any downed wires, please stay away and contact them immediately at 215-361-8372 with the location. Under no circumstance should residents attempt to lift, move or adjust electric wires.

It will be posted on the website and social media channels when the Snow Alert is lifted and residents can resume normal parking. Additional information will be tweeted by Chief Trail by following @LansdalePD on Twitter. You can also sign up for text alerts regarding the storm from Lansdale Police at or by texting 19446 to 888777.

To assure the safety of our residents and staff, Borough Offices will be closed on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Additionally, the scheduled Borough Council Committee meetings and Work Session will also be cancelled. All committees and Work Session have been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 14 beginning at 7:00 pm in Borough Hall.

The Borough also asks citizens to be neighborly and check on elderly or vulnerable neighbors who may need assistance. Also be sure to keep house numbers visible so that emergency responders can find you in case of emergency. Working together to overcome the obstacles and adversity created by weather situations such as these creates a greater sense of community and kindness. We’ll get through this together, just as we always do.

Lansdale Police Department
1 Vine St
Lansdale, PA 19446

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 215-368-1801

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