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Borough residents are reminded of snow removal procedures

The Borough of Tyrone wants to remind its residents that when there is a snow accumulation of three inches or more, the odd/even parking policy in the borough will be initiated.
In order for the snow to be plowed back to the curb, vehicles must be parked on the odd numbered side of the street on the odd numbered days, and on the even numbered side of the street on the even numbered days.
Those living on streets with one side parking only must remove their vehicles to another area, as it relates to the odd/even plowing requirement. If the snow occurs overnight, vehicles must be moved by 8 a.m. the following morning. Failure to comply with this order will result in vehicle towing.
Sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours of the completion of the snowfall. If the sidewalk is icy, the responsible person should cause enough sand, salt or abrasive to be put on the sidewalk to make travel reasonably safe.
Snow is to be piled on the edge of the sidewalk and not thrown into the street. Any person who violates any provision of this order shall, by Ordinance No. 1075, be subject to a fine.
Fines can range from not less than $25 and not more than $600. In default of payment, imprisonment could result for a term not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
When clearing spots for parking a vehicle or digging a vehicle out, it is not permitted to pile the snow on the street in front of or behind the vehicle. A person must pile the snow on the edge of the sidewalk or property. Large piles of snow on the roadway are prohibited as they obstruct the view of vehicles pulling out from the borough street corners.
This practice also takes up additional parking spaces, which are badly needed.
Borough officials said that it frequently appears that the borough plows driveways shut after property owners have already plowed their driveways. These complaints occur on borough streets due to the fact that the streets are plowed in a priority order, beginning with the highest traffic volume routes and working toward the lower volume traffic routes.
Consequently, the driveway owners have completed the removal of snow on their driveways prior to borough plowing operations. Further complicating this issue, according to borough officials, is the borough’s method of plowing cartways (traveled width) first, then following up with a cleanup and widening operation.
This frequently results in the driveway owner immediately plowing his or her driveway after the borough’s truck makes its first pass, only to discover that the cleanup and widening pass deposits additional snow.
The borough said that several ways that the impact of the plowing operation could be minimized would be to remove snow only to approximately 10 feet from the end of a person’s driveway until all passes are made by the snowplows. Another method is to clean an area in addition to a person’s driveway on the right side of the driveway, facing it from the roadway. This allows a plow blade full of snow to be deposited before it reaches the person’s driveway.
Borough officials remind residents that when possible, notification of snow emergency procedures will be broadcast on 1340 WTRN Radio. If residents have any questions, feel free to call the borough office at 684-1330.