|Without fail every winter we receive some snow and ice
storms. Some winters are more severe than others are.
However, whether it will be severe or not, our staff are
preparing to do their best to have our roads in as good
a condition as possible.
Our trucks salt, cinder, and plow over 56.42 lane miles
of roads. We hire extra help and maintain stock piles
of anti-skid material. We stock extra parts for plows,
salt spreaders, and truck chains. Despite our best efforts,
we do have equipment break downs during snowstorms; this
may delay work on certain routes. Please be patient.
Township Building - January 2005
Each operator has a specific route that includes high priority
roads and lesser priority roads. When a snowstorm begins,
operators will cover their entire route with salt and anti-skid
material. This helps to keep the snow and ice from freezing
on the surface. After that they begin to plow their route.
The intensity of the snowstorm determines how routes are completed.
For minor storms the entire route may be completed at once.
However, if the storm intensifies, only priority routes (usually
through roads) will be plowed. Cull-de-sacs and secondary
roads will not be done until the main routes can be kept open.
As the storm lightens all roads will be opened. After all
roads can be kept open, drivers complete their route by pushing
snow back as far as possible on the cart way and clearing
The success of our winter maintenance program depends on how
much cooperation we receive from our citizens. By following
these guidelines during a snowstorm you can assist us in keeping
the roadways open:
- Don't park cars on a street during a snowstorm. Remove
all vehicles from streets before the storm and keep them
off the street until the streets are cleared. Having cars
in the street only delays the clearing of streets and additional
- Don't push or shovel snow into the street. This practice
causes a safety hazard and could cause an accident. You
can be fined for this or be held responsible for the accident.
- Properly prepare your vehicle for winter driving. If you
do not have confidence when driving on snow and ice, don't
drive. Share the ride with someone or change your schedule
so that you don't have to travel. Wait until the roads are
clear before traveling.
- When clearing your driveway be aware that when streets
are plowed and widened the snow will go into your driveway.
Clearing a wider area on the edge of the street before your
driveway will allow much of the snow to leave the plow before
- Check your mailbox. We are not responsible for mailbox
damage unless we hit it with a truck. Heavy snow thrown
from highway plows will break mailboxes and rotted posts.
You are responsible for these repairs.
- Andersontown Road, South Filey's Road, South Lewisberry
Road, West Siddonsburg Road, East Siddonsburg Road, North
York Road and South York Road are state roads. We do not
plow or maintain these roads. Call PennD0T at (717) 848-6230
to report problems with these roads.
Our road department and the contractors we hire spend long
hours in tough conditions to make the roads as safe as possible,
please cooperate with them and appreciate the fact that they
are doing their best to serve the community.
Report all potholes on Township roads to the Township Office
at (717) 697-2132. Our Road Crew will make an assessment of
the situation and undertake either temporary or permanent
Potholes on State roads can be reported to PennDOT at (800)