By ordinance, a “snow
emergency,” requires owners to remove their vehicles from posted routes. Signs
are posted on snow emergency routes, which are also published on the city
website, www.allentownpa.gov. City Streets Superintendent Mark Shahda
warns that vehicles left on designated routes during a snow emergency will be
ticketed and towed. Parking is prohibited
on the routes until the emergency is officially lifted.
“We need to plow snow
as far back as possible to keep these emergency routes open,” said Pawlowski.
“With heavy snow possible this weekend, it is imperative that we keep these
streets as wide as possible to facilitate travel. Vehicle owners are required
to remove their cars and not return until the snow emergency has been lifted.”
City residents are
advised to wait until plows have been down their street before shoveling
driveways and ask residents to avoid throwing snow back onto the
The Allentown Parking
Authority is again providing seven free lots:
121-137 N. 7th St
S. 7th St
13-37 S. 6th St
@ 9th Deck Corner of
9th & Walnut Sts.
Deck 820 – 836 Linden
Lot 226 N.
The lots will remain
open until after the snow emergency is lifted.
Residents are asked
not to place items in the street in an attempt to save parking spaces. The city
also requests resident participation in clearing snow from storm sewer drains
and fire hydrants.