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We Need Your Help
In order for the Public Works Department to most effectively clear roads, please help by keeping in mind the following regulations and policies:
In October of 2010, the Board of Supervisors adopted an amendment regarding regulations for snow and ice removal and for streets during snow storms. The amendment establishes a list of streets on which parking would be prohibited during snow emergencies and prohibit the plowing or shoveling of snow from private driveways and parking lots on to public streets.This will assist in snow removal and the safe passage of emergency vehicles. Please view the amendment here [PDF].
Trash Cans: Trash receptacles may not be placed on the street. This inhibits the snow removal vehicles from doing their job. Please place your trash cans either on the lawn or curb in front of your property.
Parking: From the beginning of the storm until the roadway is cleared, no vehicle, trailer, boat or camper may be parked in the roadway. Violating this regulation could result in a fine of up to $1000.
If the roadway is the only parking option (due to lack of a driveway or a dangerously steep driveway), you may apply for an on-street snow/ice parking permit from the Director of Public Works. You will then be directed to park on a specific side of the street so that the snow removal vehicles are still able to plow. Click here for a permit application [PDF]. Please return this permit to Hilliary Mallory, 1100 DuPortail Road, Berwyn, PA 19312. Questions? call 610-408-3626.
There are a few streets exempt from this regulation:
- Berkley Road - full length
- Fairview Ave - full length
- Garrett Ave - full length
- Henry Ave - full length
- Keystone Ave - full length
- King of Prussia Road - full length
- Minor Ave - full length
- Mt. Pleasant Ave - full length
- Radnor Road - full length
- Summit Ave - full length
- Woodbine Ave - between W. Central and Garrett Ave.
Sidewalks: Keeping sidewalks safe is another important winter concern. Residents must clear snow, sleet and ice from the sidewalks in front of their property no more than 30 hours after a storm. For stubborn icy spots, be sure to use ice control methods such as salt or sawdust.
Hydrants: Please help our volunteer fire companies by clearing around fire hydrants after a storm.
There are approximately 107 miles of Township roadway. We also perform snow and ice control on 12.5 miles of state owned roads. The Township has 20 trucks for plowing. We also have backhoes and front end loaders to clear ice and accumulated snow (for example at the end of cul de sacs) when necessary. Depending upon the storm, we lease additional equipment to assist our forces in clearing the roads for which we are responsible.
The Township has established primary roadways in each of our nine plowing routes that are done first to get the majority of residents moving. Our crews proceed to address less traveled roadways and cul-de-sacs. Cul-de-sacs are typically done last due to the limited amount of traffic and because they normally take longer to clear.
Please be patient and allow ample time for them to arrive in your area. In the event that problems do occur, call the office at (610) 408-3620. During a storm, there is not always someone to answer the phone, but messages are checked regularly.
During plowing operations, occasionally mailboxes are damaged. This is usually not a result of the plow contacting the mailbox; the damage occurs due to the weight of the snow or slush. In the event your mailbox is damaged due to plowing operations, please contact the Public Works Department. The Township's policy in this regard is as follows:
- The Township will reimburse the property owner up to $100 for a mailbox they purchased (resident to provide receipt) or install a standard "box store" mailbox and post or repair the existing mailbox.
- In either case, the new mailbox must be installed as far back from the edge of the road as Post Office regulations permit to reduce the likelihood of a repeat occurrence.
- Property owners must notify the Township within 21 days after the snow event in which the mailbox was damaged to receive the reimbursement or a new standard mailbox.
- If a driver is aware that a mailbox was damaged or if a resident contacts the Township to report a damaged mailbox, the resident will be sent a copy of this policy within 24 hours.
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-408-3620.