Complete Guide to Snow Emergencies Across Region

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Weather Forecast
March 13, 2017
By PhillyinFocus

Several parts of our area have declared snow emergencies in anticipation of Tuesday’s Nor’easter, including the entire state of Pennsylvania.

“Pennsylvanians should take their own precautions and prepare for adverse conditions, especially for travel,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement Monday afternoon.

“I ask residents and commercial drivers across the commonwealth to prepare to avoid unnecessary travel on roadways during this time – as to let road crews and emergency responders do their jobs and minimize dangerous travel.”

Pennsylvania Travel Restrictions and PennDOT Resources

Beginning Monday at 10 p.m., the following restrictions will be in place on all interstates and expressways east of Interstate 99:

  • 45 mph speed limit
  • Ban on tandem truck trailers, empty trailers, towed trailers, buses, recreational vehicles and motorcycles

These restrictions will be in place on interstates 70, 76, 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 99, 283, 176, 180, 476 and 380, and all expressways not on the interstate system.

The turnpike will have the same restrictions beginning Monday 10 p.m. from the Bedford Interchange east to New Jersey and on the entire Northeastern extension.

PennDOT will deploy additional assets to areas expected to be hardest hit by the storm, including the Poconos and Lehigh Valley.

Drivers can monitor conditions by clicking 511PA

Check the list below for updated information on your city or county:


  • All parked cars must be moved off snow emergency routes for plowing. When moving your car, park as far from the corner of the street as possible. Vehicles parked too close to the corner get in the way of snow plows trying to turn corners.
  • Snow emergency information can be found here and a map of emergency routes can be found here. Cars left on emergency routes will be moved to other parking spots to assist in snow plowing operations. If your car is moved, call 215-686-SNOW to find it. Do NOT call 911.
  • Trash and recycling collection for Tuesday is cancelled. Residents who have Tuesday pick-up are asked to hold their trash and recycling until next week. There will be no collections picked up in driveways for the remainder of the week beginning Tuesday.
  • Be prepared for power outages and report any in your area. PECO customers can call 1-800-841-4141

Berks County

Caernarvon Township

Muhlenberg Township

Bucks County, Pa.

Hilltown Township 

Buckingham Township 

Warminster Township 

Warrington Township

Chester County, Pa.




Delaware County, Pa.





Lehigh County, Pa.


Montgomery County, Pa.


Hatfield Township



Lower Gwynedd Township

Lower Providence Township

North Wales Borough

Upper Gwynedd Township

West Pottsgrove Township 

Camden County, NJ

Winslow Township

Cumberland County, NJ

Atlantic County, NJ 

Burlington County, NJ

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Photo Credit: Michelle Frontera
Originally Posted on 13 March 2017 | 5:31 pm by ALICIA VICTORIA LOZANO