Hampden Township Storm Response Update
Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Cancelled – March 14 – Republic Services cancelled residential trash and recycling collection services for Tuesday, March 14 due to inclement weather. At this time, Republic Services anticipates collection for the March 14 routes on Wednesday, March 15. Residents may call Republic Services directly at 800-210-9675 for up-to-date notices on trash collection services and the revised collection schedule.
Hampden Township has declared a “Limited Snow Emergency”. The Limited Snow Emergency is in effect until Wednesday, March 15 at 9 a.m.
During the Limited Snow Emergency, the parking of vehicles on any street, road or highway is banned.
Residents are reminded to not shovel or blow snow onto plowed or treated streets as the Township has an ordinance that prohibits this.
Township crews continue with plowing operations that began last night. Due to the heavy rate of snow, crews remain focused on primary roads in the Township. Those roads include Orr’s Bridge Road, Good Hope Road, Lamb’s Gap Road, Salem Church Road, Creekview Road, Central Boulevard, Erb’s Bridge Road, Skyport Road, Sporting Hill Road and Technology Parkway.
Once the primary roads are clear and remain passable, road crews will open the primary access road to each development. However, if main roads require additional attention, development plowing will be delayed. After the snow has stopped falling, plows will return to the developments to make a pass on each of the roads in each direction. Residents should not expect to have the streets in developments plowed until after the storm passes later this evening.
Please be advised that PennDOT is responsible for winter maintenance on a number of roads within the Township to include the Carlisle Pike, Trindle Road, Simpson Ferry Road, St. John’s Church Road, Railroad Avenue, Sheely Lane, Wertzville Road and Valley Road. Concerns about these and other State roadways may be reported to PennDOT at 1-800-Fix-Road.
Residents who have a fire hydrant located on their property are also asked to keep it clear of snow with a recommended three foot radius of clearance. This will assist the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company with locating and making use of the hydrant in an emergency. Residents who have natural gas furnace are reminded to keep the outside exhaust vent clear of snow and ice so the system operates effectively and vents properly.
SANITARY SEWER SERVICE: Residents and commercial property owners who are experiencing a sanitary sewer blockage or backup are reminded to notify the Township Roth Lane Treatment Plant at 761-7963 before calling a plumber. Township staff will verify if the sewer main located in the street is open. If necessary, an inspection of the six-inch lateral from the sewer main to the curb or right-of-way will be scheduled during normal business hours.
PUBLIC UTILITIES: Other phone numbers or contact information for problems with public utilities include:
PPL encourages customers to report a power outage online at www.pplelectric.com/outagecenter or by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL (800-342-5775). Notifying PPL helps them to better understand the scope of the outage and assignment of the right resources for repairs. Sign up for PPL Alerts at www.pplelectric.com/alerts for updates on the restoration of power at your home or business.
Other Public Utilities include: PA American Water – 800-565-7292; Suez (formerly United Water) – 888-299-8972; UGI – 800-609-4844.
Residents are reminded that trees on their property, which may be damaged due to the storm, are their responsibility to clean up. If a tree falls within the roadway, Township crews will, as soon as possible, clear the roadway by moving the fallen tree back on to the property from which it fell for safe travel and access by emergency responders, as needed.