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Plan to cut four streets from borough’s snow emergency route list moves ahead

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 5/15/19

Middletown Borough Council on May 8 approved for advertisement a proposed ordinance that would eliminate Catherine, Water, Wilson and Wood streets from the list of snow emergency routes.

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Plan to cut four streets from borough’s snow emergency route list moves ahead

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Middletown Borough Council on May 8 approved for advertisement a proposed ordinance that would eliminate Catherine, Water, Wilson and Wood streets from the list of snow emergency routes.

Council must take another vote at an upcoming meeting before the changes go into effect.

Snow emergency routes are streets where residents must move their vehicles during a snow emergency declared by the mayor, so borough crews can plow snow.

The routes are considered the most important to plow first to ensure emergency responders including police, fire and medical services can get to all areas of the borough as quickly as possible.

In removing the four streets from the list of snow routes, borough officials noted that in some cases fire and police stations that used to be on or near these streets have since closed or relocated.

The borough also noted the cost of placing signs on these streets to enforce the snow emergency route restriction, and how many such signs are required.

Signs on the streets being removed from the list will be moved to streets still designated as snow emergency routes, to save money.

The ordinance being advertised also lists those streets that are to remain snow emergency routes, including all or portions of Adelia, Ann, Emaus, Grant, Main, Roosevelt, Union and Vine streets.