The winter months bring unwanted snow and ice that impact the Township. The following tips are provided to help residents during these difficult times:
My mailbox was damaged by the snow plow. Who do I contact?
If snow is projected and hits the box or your post, we are not responsible for fixing the damage. However, we will help you reinstall it after we are finished with the storm.
If it is determined that a plow hit the mailbox, the Township will attempt to fix it. If the mailbox cannot be fixed, we will provide you with a standard box and/or post and will install it for you.
*Please note that mailbox damages must be reported within 48 hours.
Participation and Responsibility of Residents:
Downed branches and trees that are blocking roads will be cleared to the side of the road by Public Works. Those on private property are the responsibility of the residents.
- In the event of a significant snow storm, all on-street parking in the Township is prohibited. This restriction is in effect for a period of 72 hours after the storm.
- Do not park in your driveway with your vehicle overhanging the curb.
- When snow is plowed from the streets onto the ends of driveways, it is the responsibility of the residents to remove that snow from their driveways.
- When snow is plowed from the streets into the areas around mailboxes, it is the responsibility of the residents to remove that snow, thereby allowing the U. S. Postal Service access.
- If you believe that your street was missed during a snow clearing effort, call the department.
If your mailbox is damaged from plowing, call the department.
Snowstorm and Shoveling Recommendations:
Shovel snow to the right of your driveway. Piled snow to the left of your driveway will cause that snow to be plowed back into your driveway area.
- Move your vehicles out of the street and into private driveways (this also reduces the amount of snow you have to shovel).
- During any snow emergency, remove your vehicle from the road.
- Wait to shovel your driveway until the plows have completed their final pass along the curb line or edge of pavement. A pass or two through the neighborhood does not mean the township is finished with the snow removal process and your effort to clear driveway entrance might be wasted.
- Clear your sidewalk by shoveling and salting within 24 hours of the last evidence of precipitation.
- Do not throw snow from any sidewalk or driveway into the roadway; it is illegal and you can be cited.
- Keep all receptacles (trash and recycling) on the sidewalk, not in the street.
If you have an inlet in front of your property, please assist the Township in keeping it clear of snow and ice. This will prevent ice from accumulating and reduce drainage issues when the snow begins to melt.
Snow & Ice Removal for State Roads:
Under an agreement with PennDOT, the Township maintains certain state highways during a snow event. PennDOT, in return allocates money to the Township for snowplowing and ice removal. The only roads that are included in this agreement are:
- Almshouse Road
- Bustleton Pike
- Holland Road
- Jacksonville Road
- Newtown-Richboro Road
- Second Street Pike
All other state highways are maintained by PennDOT. These include:
- Bridgetown Pike
- Bristol Road
- Buck Road
- Chinquapin Road
- Churchville Lane
- Old Bristol Road
- Worthington Mill Road