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Norristown Declares Snow Emergency

The announcement comes amidst a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service.

Following is a media release provided by the Municipality of Norristown:

The Municipality of Norristown has declared a snow emergency from 1 p.m. lasting until January 22nd at 12 p.m. The storm will potentially produce 6-12 inches of snow, with the highest accumulations more generally toward the coast.  Snow will slow during the overnight hours with temperatures that will drop into single digits.  Municipal offices will close at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21st.

James Patrick Crowding Jr January 21, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Ok...So whats that mean about the Roads...I am a work in Paoli I need to get Home in Norristown
Billy King January 21, 2014 at 01:03 PM
Good luck to that, Norristown residents are used to having the municipality respond long after appropriate action is needed in terms of road clearance
Bhrenda Drakeford January 21, 2014 at 03:36 PM
James. I hope that you get home safely. The roads are treacherous.
Susan Juliano January 21, 2014 at 03:54 PM
James, my husband drives from KOP to Norristown and it took him an hour to get home! You can't go over 20 mph. Very slippery out there! Be extremely careful!!
Nicole Foulke (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 04:42 PM
Hi, James Patrick Crowding Jr - the information in the article was the media release as it was provided by the municipality. If you go to their public works site, you can click on a link for "Snow Emergency Plan": http://norristown.org/public-works
Virginia Rueber January 21, 2014 at 09:55 PM
I have a great thought for Norristown, once the snow stops, they should take a section of town and have ALL the cars removed from the street, both sides for a few hours and have the plows come through like they do in other Townships, then everyone would have a parking place and no fighting or furniture to hold spaces etc. 40 years ago when I lived on Airy Street, it was a snow emergency route and you HAD to move your car. along came the plows and the srteet are cleared. Why can't we do that? I did see them clearing down in front of the Post Office last snow storm and I thinks it's a very good idea, before it freezes into piles no one but Mother Nature can remove in her own sweet time.
Deep Breaths January 22, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Virginia, I'm guessing there's just no room to put those cars, especially when any other place you'd put them would currently be occupied by snow. I don't think it'd be a bad idea if there was more room and organization to do so, though.
Virginia Rueber January 22, 2014 at 09:11 PM
They could take them to the old Montgomery Hospital parking lot, wavier the fee and they'd be off the road and the roads would be cleared. Philadelphia people had to move their cars. I know East Norriton they have to move theirs. If not there they could go up to Wal Mart and park for a few hours long enough to clear the streets, or even the Logan Square parking lot. It could be done.

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