Snow Routes and Removal

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The township has established a road priority system for snow and ice removal operations. The priority streets are the heavily-traveled roads that lead in and out of Abington. They call these snow emergency routes.

Snow Emergencies

During snow emergency parking on designated Snow Emergency Routes is prohibited to allow our plow operators to clear the streets in a safe and efficient manner. Cars parked on Snow Emergency Routes after 4 PM may be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense. Residents are also reminded to please clear your sidewalks of ice and snow within 24 hours of the end of the storm. If you have a fire hydrant on or near your property, please clear that as well. 

If you lose power, please report the outage directly to PECO at 1-800-841-4141. For your safety, please do not attempt to pick up or move any downed wires or move/drive around barricades.

Snow Emergency Routes

These roads include:

  • A snow plow plowing snow from a parking lot. Old York Road - Moreland Road to Township Line Road
  • Huntingdon Pike - Moreland Road to Philadelphia Line
  • Fitzwatertown Road - Susquehanna Road to Moreland Road
  • North Hills Avenue - Fitzwatertown Road to Moreland Road
  • Highland Avenue - Old York Road to Mt. Carmel Avenue
  • Easton Road - Mt. Carmel Avenue to Moreland Road
  • Old Welsh Road - North Hills Avenue to Valley Road
  • Susquehanna Road - Fitzwatertown Road to Huntingdon Pike
  • Moreland Road - Kimball Avenue to Edge Hill Road
  • Jenkintown Road - North Hills Avenue to Highland Avenue
  • Mt. Carmel Avenue - North Hills Avenue to Highland Avenue
  • Township Line Road - Old York Road to Fillmore Avenue
  • Valley Road - Susquehanna Road to Lower Moreland
  • Edge Hill Road - Moreland Road to Old Welsh Road
  • Meetinghouse Road - Township Line Road to Huntingdon Pike
  • Fox Chase Road - Meetinghouse Road to Huntingdon Pike 

Parking is prohibited on these roadways during a snow emergency. Vehicles found parked on snow emergency routes during heavy snow storms may be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are property owners responsible for removing snow and ice from their sidewalks?
Are the Township equipment operators permitted to clear private roads and driveways?
How are roadways prioritized?
When does the Township begin preparing for a storm?
Why does the Township plow curb to curb?
Who is responsible for snow removal?
Why should I remove my car from the street when it snows?
Will my trash be collected if there is a snow storm or snow emergency

Snow Tips

  • Do not drive unnecessarily in a storm, especially during severe snowstorms and freezing rains
  • Where at all possible, citizens should park their vehicles off the street and remove vehicles from the roadside shoulder to enable snow plows to clear the roadways. This is especially critical during heavy snow storms. Citizens are also requested not to park their vehicles at the end of their driveways projecting out into right of way. During heavy snow storms these vehicles can become hidden and damaged by snow plows clearing your street.
  • Do not shovel snow into the road or have your driveway plowed into the road. This can cause a serious traffic hazard. If possible, place snow on the side of your driveway opposite the direction the plow is traveling. By implementing this technique, the plow will push snow away from your driveway rather than back into it. Plowing or shoveling snow into streets is prohibited as it interferes with the use of these passageways.
  • Snow plows cannot lift and carry snow from one area to another. The plow pushes the snow. The driver places it in an area most suitable to expedite the plowing, and opening the roads for the majority of residents in the most timely manner.
  • If possible, wait until the road has been plowed before cleaning out the end of your driveway. There is no practical way to plow the road without depositing snow into your driveway.
  • Help reduce the possibility of some broken mailbox posts. Plow operators are urged to take precautions to avoid hitting mailbox posts. Experience has shown that reduced visibility during a snow storm makes it difficult for a driver to see a post in time to avoid striking it or pushing it over with plowed snow.