Abington Township Declares Snow Emergency

Abington Township has declared a Snow Emergency
which will be in effect from
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. until
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.

Remember, always drive more carefully under wet or slippery conditions!

An Abington Township Ordinance adopted in 1993 designates a snow emergency whenever:

  • Two or more inches of snow fall in a 24-hour period, or
  • at the discretion of the Chief of Police, based on his assessment of the prevailing level of snow and ice hazards

When a snow emergency is declared:

  • Vehicles may not remain parked on snow emergency routes (see list below). Vehicles left on the designated snow emergency routes will be towed and may be cited
  • Vehicles operated on snow emergency routes must be adequately equipped so as to maintain traction and keep moving.

Snow Emergency Routes:

  • Old York Road
  • Moreland Road
  • Easton Road
  • Huntingdon Pike
  • Susquehanna Road
  • Highland Avenue
  • Old Welsh Road
  • Fitzwatertown Road
  • Fox Chase Road
  • Meetinghouse Road
  • Jenkintown Road from North Hills to Highland
  • Mt. Carmel Avenue from North Hills to Highland
  • Woodland Road from Easton to Fitzwatertown
  • Edge Hill Road from Moreland to Old Welsh
  • Valley Road from Susquehanna to Lower Moreland border
  • Township Line Road from Old York to Fillmore
  • North Hills Avenue from Fitzwatertown to Moreland

Snow and Ice Removal:

Abington residents are required to clear sidewalks of snow and ice within 24 hours after snow has stopped falling.

Snow removed must not be placed in the street.

Corner properties must clear sidewalk to enable pedestrians to cross the street.