Lower Moreland Township Preps for Winter Storm
In anticipation of snow hitting the Huntingdon Valley area, the Lower Moreland Public Works Department has plow trucks ready to go.
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Lower Moreland Township has not declared a snow emergency, but the Public Works Department is standing by in the event the Huntingdon Valley area still gets hit with a significant amount of snow.
Lower Moreland Public Works is waiting for the snow to fall and then will be working all night to clear the roads and provide safe driving conditions. Workers could not put salt down on the roads beforehand because it has been raining since the early morning hours.
"All of our equipment is ready," LM Public Works Director Stephen Woerner said. "Once it starts we'll be here round-the-clock."
As of noon Friday, the forecast calls for about three to six inches in Huntingdon Valley over the Friday night/Saturday morning period. State roads will be the first to be plowed and cleared. Those roads include:
- Huntingdon Pike
- Byberry Road
- Pine Road
- Welsh Road
- Terwood Road
- Philmont Avenue
- Buck Road
- Red Lion Road
Residents are urged to find off-street parking for their cars. However, since it's not an official Snow Emergency, it is not required.
"We didn't declare a snow emergency." Woerner said. "We're still trying to monitor the weather. They keep going between one and 12 inches. If it would be more than that I would say we call an emergency."
The township has released the following statement on its web site:
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at 3:00 PM today through 6:00 AM Saturday morning. Based on current accumulation estimates, Lower Moreland Township will not be issuing a formal snow emergency declaration at this time. However, we would like to urge residents to use caution if you need to leave your homes during winter weather conditions.