Snow Removal

Storm Operations

Our Public Works Department will begin salting operations when the depth of snow is approximately one inch. After the snow accumulation has reached three or more inches, plowing will begin.

Snow emergency routes are cleared from the center of the road and pushed to the right side of the road. Secondary streets will be cleared curb to curb after the storm ends. Residents can assist the Public Works Department in the efficiency of snow removal by moving their vehicles to an off street parking area or parking as close to the curb as possible. In the event of large snow accumulations, the Public Works Department will begin utilizing heavy equipment to clear, load, and haul snow from the streets. Street will be posted as "No Parking" during this type of removal.

**Reminder to property owners and residents, it is illegal to plow, shovel or blow snow onto any public street.

Snow Emergency Information

Whenever the Mayor finds, on the basis of falling snow, sleet, freezing rain, or as a result of a forecast by the U.S. Weather Bureau, that weather conditions will make it necessary to expedite motor vehicle traffic, and to prohibit or restrict parking for snow plowing and other purposes, he shall put into effect a parking prohibition.

Secondary Streets will be cleared curb to curb after the storm ends.




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The Borough of West Reading
500 Chestnut Street
West Reading, PA 19611
Office: 610-374-8273
Fax: 610-374-8419
E:mail: webmaster
Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.