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Tamaqua updates street snow removal schedule

Published February 17. 2010 05:00PM

The Borough of Tamaqua will continue snow removal operations as per the following schedule.

Wednesday, February 17, starting at 12:01 a.m.

Broad Street - north side from the railroad tracks at Patterson Street east to Stone Garden.

Greenwood Street - both sides from Mountain Avenue to end.

Gay Street - both sides from Lafayette Street to end.

Wednesday, February 17, starting at 12:01 p.m.

Clay Street - both sides from Pitt Street to Washington Street.

Willing Street - both sides from Greenwood Street to Clarke Street.

Thursday, February 18, starting at 12:01 a.m.

Pine Street - both sides from Mauch Chunk Street north to Route 309 Bridge.

Lafayette Street - both sides from Washington Street to Catawissa Street.

Thursday, February 18, starting at 12:01 p.m.

Arlington Street - from Greenwood Street to end.

Friday, February 19, starting at 12:01 a.m.

Lehigh Street - both sides from Cottage Avenue to Elm Street.

West Elm Street - both sides from Lehigh Street to Catawissa Street.

Lombard Street - both sides from West Elm Street to Boyle Avenue.

Nescopec Street - both sides from Franklin Street to Yetten Circle.

Friday, February 19, starting at 12:01 p.m.

Hazle Street - both sides from Greenwood Street to Elizabeth Street.

Orwigsburg Street - both sides from Cherry Street to Coal Street.

All vehicles must be moved from the posted streets. Snow removal will continue as needed, and you will receive notice of additional streets that will be cleared. This schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Any vehicles not removed from the posted streets will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.

Garbage and


Garbage and recycling collection in Tamaqua will follow the normal schedule this week. There are no changes to the garbage and recycling schedule.

Any recyclables that were not collected last Wednesday due to the storm may be placed at the curb for collection this Wednesday.


Tamaqua property owners must maintain a three-foot-wide path on their sidewalks that is clear of all snow and ice. Snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowstorm ends.

Residents are also reminded not to throw snow, ice or other materials onto the streets. Vehicle traffic compacts snow into ice and causes a traffic hazard.

Snow should not be piled at intersections, near fire hydrants or on top of storm drains.

Individuals plowing snow on the streets must remove any snow piles that they create.

Residents may be fined for throwing or piling snow onto the streets or for failure to clear their sidewalks.

Any questions may be directed to the Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call (570) 668-3444 or (570) 668-0300.

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