Posted: 12/1/2016 9:40 AM
SNOW / ICE REMOVAL
Winter Storm Ordinance
1. Street parking is prohibited during a winter storm or during the 12-hour period following the cessation of precipitation or any other period when snow removal or plowing is being conducted.
2. Sidewalks must be cleared of snow or ice within 12 hours of a storm. If snow or ice has formed after 6;00 p.m. sidewalks must be cleared within 12 hours after daybreak. No snow shall be deposited on a fire hydrant, sidewalk or roadway. Cleared path must be at least 30” wide.
3. When using snow blowers, please do NOT blow the snow into the street.
4. Please remove trash cans from the side of the road and place them in the driveway.
We thank you for your cooperation! If you are experiencing any problems or wish to report violations of this Ordinance, please call the Buckingham Township Police Department at 215-794-8812.
The Township is not responsible for any damage caused by snow moving equipment, including mailbox damage, during any plowing operations before, during or after snowstorms.
Residents living in developments that do not have curbing are urged to place stakes along their property frontage (between road surface and laws) to help aid plowing efforts during the upcoming winter. This will help to avoid lawn damage.
The Township will plow curb to curb in Dedicated Developments (where cars are removed from the road). It is the homeowner’s responsibility to be sure the area in front of your mailbox is clear for your mail carrier to deliver your mail.
Private Snow Plowing
Any person who is privately plowing snow must make sure the roadway is also cleared when clearing driveways. If snow is plowed unto the road and causes an accident, homeowners could be held liable.
The Township appreciates your cooperation and helpfulness.