The Municipality of Norristown is reminding residents that new ordinances governing the removal of snow from streets and sidewalks were passed in 2011 and homeowners should familiarize themselves with the rules.
The rules are as follows:
- DO NOT shovel snow into the streets. Snow removed from cars and sidewalks and placed in the street creates dangerous ice patches. Ordinance 11-16 allows Norristown police to ticket violators ($10).
- DO NOT place objects like chairs or cones in the street to reserve a parking space. These objects make it difficult for public works crews to properly plow the street. Ordinance 11-17 allows public works crews to remove these objects and dispose of them.
- Make sure you continue to remove your vehicle from the street on scheduled street maintenance days so plows can push snow back to the curb. Maintenance route restrictions are posted on signs on most streets in Norristown.
For more information about snow removal, visit the municipality's website to view the Norristown snow plan. Notices are also posted on public access channel 965. Call the Public Works Department at 610-270-0437 for more information.