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Snow May Be on the Way – Know Norristown's Rules for Snow Removal

Norristown has several ordinances regulating the removal of snow and parking during a snowstorm.

With the possibility of anywhere from four to eight inches of snow on the way thanks to Winter Storm Nemo, Patch thought it would be a good time to review the snow-related rules in Norristown.

Council passed a few ordinances governing the removal of snow from streets and sidewalks back in 2011. If you're not aware of them, now's your chance to catch up on the new 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. The fine is $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. 
  • 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.
  • Make sure to clear the snow from your section of sidewalk. Homeowners have 24 hours after the end of the snowfall to shovel snow or ice and make at least a 30-inch wide path.

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.

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