Following are highlights from the Township's snow and ice emergency ordinance:
A "general" or "limited" snow emergency will be declared whenever street conditions are dangerous because of snow accumulation.
A "limited" emergency normally will be called when eight or more inches of snow is forecast. The emergency will continue for 24 hours after the snowfall ends or until cancelled by the Township Manager.
A "general" emergency will be declared under dire blizzard conditions.
Vehicles traveling in the Township during a general emergency must have four-wheel drive capability or be equipped with chains or snow tires (all season radial tires are not considered snow tires).
The parking of vehicles on any street, road or highway during a general or limited emergency is banned.
Following are snow removal priorities:
Plowing will begin when snow is three inches deep.
Top priorities are all main and secondary roads, including Orr's Bridge Road, Good Hope Road, Lamb's Gap Road, Salem Church Road, Creekview Road, Central Boulevard, Erb's Bridge Road, Skyport Road and Technology Parkway.
After the main roads are clear and remain passable, road crews will attempt to open the principle access road to each development. However, if main roads require additional attention, development plowing may have to be halted.
After the snow has stopped falling, plows will return to the developments to make a pass on each of the roads in each direction. Once all development roads are open, plows will return to widen them, if possible, to the curb.
Residents can help in three ways: don't travel unless necessary; don't shovel or blow snow onto plowed or treated streets (the Township has an ordinance that prohibits this, under penalty of law); and move your car off the street, so that plows have more room to operate. This is especially critical in cul-de-sacs.
Route No. 1
Sporting Hill Road, Good Hope Road, Smith Road, Turnberry, Pinehurst Hills, Signal Hill, Pinehurst and Wentworth Estates.
Route No. 2
Golfview Road, Beech Run Road, Kent Drive, Sullivan Street, Mountain View Road, Airport Drive, Roth Lane, Laurel Hills, Deimler Manor, Highlands, Mountain View, Armitage Square, Whalen Crossing and Hampden Station.
Route No. 3
Creekview Road, Orr's Bridge Road, Pinebrook, Ridgeland, Grandon Farms, Hampden Square, Kingswood andTechnology Parkway.
Route No. 4
Erb's Bridge Road, Skyport Road, Indian Creek, Good Hope Farms, Good Hope Farms South, Sleepy Hollow, Noll Acres, Millbank Estates, Westover, Westover East and Hampden Court.
Route No. 5
alem Church Road, Brandy Lane, Brackbill Boulevard, Basehore Road, Forrest Acres, Salem Park, Baron Court, Park Street, Delbrook Manor, St. Mark's Place and St. Johns.
Route No. 6
Lamb's Gap Road, Creekview Road, Old Creekview Road, Hunters Drive, Hampden Heights, Bunker Hills, Ashford Village, Westbury and Wellington.
Route No. 7
Glenda Crest, Greenwood Estates, Blue Mt. Trail, Lamb's Gap Mountain, Greenbriar Road, Hampden Summit, Cumberland Drive, Sears Run Road West, Mill Road, North Drive, Hempt Drive, north end of Jerusalem Road.
Route No. 8
Regency Hills, Bunker Hills West, Glennwood Farms, Locust Lane, Hampden Hearth, Dove Ridge, Creekview Estates, Fairwinds, Towns of Cross Creek, Jerusalem Road, Dartmouth Green and Brandywine.
Route No. 9
Central Boulevard, Hollywood, Country Club Park, Countryside and Chestnut Hills
Route No. 10
Mt. Zion Drive, Governor Glen, Golfview Estates, Sears Run East, Salmon Road, Hillcrest Road, Orr's Bridge hill, Clearview Farms, Oakwood Park and Hampden Gardens.
Route No. 11Industrial park, Pinebrook Estates, Township Building, EMS, Gustin Drive, Wingate Drive, Brondle Boulevard, Norway Street, Locust Street, Leona Street, Allendale Street, Fetrow Drive and Sheely Lane.