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Snow Emergency information for West Chester Borough

There is no snow emergency for West Chester Borough at this time.

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February 8, 2016 | Malcolm Johnstone

West Chester PA -- West Chester Borough snow emergencies are declared to allow the Borough to clear snow with minimal interference. Snow removal operations usually continue 24-hours. The Borough prioritizes snow removal operations based up public safety needs, impact on community facilities and resources, and traffic volume. In addition, big storms require the Borough to haul snow away from streets in addition to plowing. Therefore, please be patient as crews diligently work to clear the Borough’s streets.

All residents and business owners are reminded that during a snow emergency parking is prohibited on all snow emergency routes in the borough and vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Residents may use the borough parking facilities, free of charge during the snow emergency, which include The Bicentennial Garage located at 20 S High Street; The Chestnut Street Garage located at E. Chestnut Street and N. Walnut Street; The Sharpless Street Garage located at S. Church Street and Sharpless Street, the Matlack Street Garage located on S. Matlack Street just south of Rosedale Ave. and the Nields St. garage just west of S. New St. The parking facilities will continue to be open through the Snow Emergency. Also, all Borough surface parking lots will be open and available for use.

Residents are urged to visit the Borough website at and sign up for weather and informational alerts with the Notify Me service.

Contact PECO to report all power outages at 1-800-841-4141.

Make sure your mobile devices are charged prior to the event so you can receive updates regarding the storm.

If you have an emergency, call 911 or the Borough’s Police Dept. at 610-696-2700.

There may be delays with trash pick-up.

Please move your vehicle from any zone with an 8am-11am parking restriction. The Borough will be using that time to conduct intensive snow removal operations in your neighborhood.

As a reminder, the Borough’s ordinances require sidewalks to be cleared 24-hours after the end of a snow event.

Help the fire department respond to fires by clearing snow from fire hydrants on your property

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This article is based on information received from the Borough of West Chester.


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