Snow emergencies declared ahead of winter storm

Snow emergencies have been declared in parts of the area ahead of an impending nor'easter that is expected to bring significant snowfall Wednesday into Thursday.

Snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday between noon and 3 p.m. with the heaviest coming by about 7 p.m. and continuing into the overnight hours. 

The following cities, townships and boroughs have issued snow emergencies: 


Mayor Ray O’Connell has declared a snow emergency in the City of Allentown effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 until further notice.

By ordinance, a “snow emergency” requires owners to remove their vehicles from posted routes.

The Allentown Parking Authority is making two of its decks available for free parking for residents beginning at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday through 9:00 a.m. Friday. The decks are located on Linden between Eighth and Ninth and Arena North Deck 712 W. Linden.

Parking will also be available in two Allentown School District Parking Decks:

  • 18th & Turner Parking Deck
  • Saint Cloud & Liberty Parking Deck

The Allentown Fairgrounds parking lot will also be available.

New Britain Borough:

A snow emergency has been declared in New Britain Borough from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 through 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. To aid in snow removal, vehicles are not allowed to be parked on borough roads during this timeframe.

North Wales Borough:

Effective 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 through 12:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18  a snow emergency is declared for North Wales Borough. Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced on the posted snow emergency routes of Main and Walnut streets and cars will be towed. 

Lansdale Borough: 

Lansdale will declare a snow alert effective 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.16 until further notice.

Telford Borough:

A snow emergency is declared in Telford Borough and will be in effect from Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 12:00 p.m. until Friday, Dec. 18 at 12:00 p.m. unless canceled or extended.

Warminster Township:

A disaster emergency has been declared in Warminster Township from noon Wednesday, Dec. 16 until midnight Friday, Dec. 18.

Upper Southampton Township:

A snow emergency is in effect in Upper Southampton Township from Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. until Thursday, Dec.17 at 11 p.m.

Lower Providence Township:

A snow emergency has been declared for Lower Providence Township from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17.

Parking is prohibited on the odd numbered side of the street unless there is no off-street parking available at or within 300 feet of the property.





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