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City of Lancaster declares snow emergency

(Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

(Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

(Editor's note: This announcement is reposted from the City of Lancaster website.) 

Mayor Danene Sorace has declared a snow emergency, effective at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Vehicles must be removed from designated snow emergency routes no later than 12 p.m. on Dec. 16, or be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Vehicles may not return to snow emergency routes until the snow emergency has been lifted. Any car parked on a snow emergency route during a snow emergency will be towed. This will allow the Department of Public Works to remove snow safely and effectively from the snow emergency routes.

Snow emergency routes can be found on the City’s website.

Free parking during the snow emergency will be available for residents at the following garages beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15:

Prince Street Garage
Lancaster Parking Authority
111 North Prince Street

Water Street Garage
Lancaster Parking Authority
220 North Water Street

East King Street Garage
Lancaster Parking Authority
150 East King Street

Duke Street Garage
Lancaster Parking Authority
150 North Duke Street

North Queen Street Garage
Lancaster Parking Authority
424 North Queen Street

Penn Square Garage
Lancaster Parking Authority
25-51 East Vine Street

Queen Street Station Garage
Red Rose Transit Authority
Corner of North Queen & West Chestnut

Steinman Park Garage
Colonial Parking
35 South Prince Street

Residents must pull a ticket upon entry. All vehicles must be removed from parking garages when the snow emergency is lifted. The City of Lancaster will make every effort to schedule the end of the snow emergency to give residents ample time to plan and move their cars. Regular hourly rates will commence after that time.

See here for more information about snow emergencies and other winter weather information.