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Be Prepared This Winter – Know the Rules for Snow Removal

The municipality reminds residents to avoid fines and help keep streets clear.

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.

Louie December 10, 2012 at 12:27 PM
So, I cannot leave objects like chairs or cones in my shoveled parking spot or they will be removed? OK. Then I'll have no choice but to leave a tightly closed (Of Course) garbage bag with trash in my space. Might as well kill two birds with one stone!
OMG December 10, 2012 at 03:25 PM
First of all the borough needs to come up with a better plan because when I take the time to shovel both sides of my sidewalk, make a path for the walking people to carefully walk in my path and out into the street when the ignorant ass borough workers come plowing the same snow right back into the space I took the time to create, it will go back into the street. What makes you think you have the right to make me keep shoveling what they keep putting back in the way. The same as when I shovel my car out of the space. By the time I do that the plows have already plowed the street so when I do that I think I will reserve the spot I cleaned out for me, not for anyone else to pull their car up in and now I have to figure it out. I don't think so. I think it will be plenty of fights when this happens because we all know it will be the Mexicans that do this.
Jim December 10, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Hey rules are rules!!!!!!! Obey them or take the chance of getting a fine or have your items removed! Or get a 4x4 and don't shovel out a spot! I just park on top of the snow!!!
jxjipper December 30, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Just do like my lazy section 8 neighbor, don't ever shovel a damn thing and nothing ever happens. In fact they are so lazy they won't even move their car on street cleaning day. How does someone on 4 types of assistance afford to pay to get the boot off their car every 6 months for nonpayment of parking tickets?
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