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The snow must go, but not onto the street

Published February 10. 2011 05:00PM

This weekend's weather is expected to be sunny and mild, perfect days for softening those rock-hard mountains of ice-packed snow along streets and sidewalks.

In anticipation of homeowners taking the opportunity to shovel out, Lansford councilman Lenny Kovach on Wednesday reminded residents to not throw the snow into the streets.

The thrown snow hardens into icy piles on the streets, Kovach said. Borough work crews must be called out to clear it, and they must be paid for at least four hours of work if they are called out, he said.

Further, council asked residents who hire their own people to plow snow that they must still move their vehicles for borough plowing even if they are parked in a privately-cleared spot.

In addition to the rules against throwing snow into the street, it is also illegal to place piles of snow within 20 feet of an intersection or in excess of 5 feet high.

In addition, after a snowfall of four inches or more, parking is barred on streets until they are plowed curb-to-curb or except as follows: On even-numbered days, the south or west side of any street (even-numbered house side); on odd-numbered days, the north or east side of any street (odd-numbered house side).

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