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Office Closed-February 20, 2019

Due to the pending forecast, the township office will be closed on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. For plowing updates, follow us on Twitter @LTEMC, or call (717) 291-1215. Other calls should wait until the office has reopened. Call 911 if you have an emergency. 

Your trash/recycle collection may also be affected on Wednesday. Visit the Waste Management weather alert site at https://www.wm.com/weather-alert/index.jsp  for the most up-to-date information.

The current alert (on 2/19/19 at 9:40pm) on the Waste Management site reads as follows:

Service alert for Pennsylvania
Western Pennsylvania

We are anticipating service delays across the region on Wednesday, February 20th due to the incoming winter storm. Our teams will be working diligently to service our customers as quickly and safely as possible. Customers may experience a one-day delay in service and will be notified accordingly when possible. 

Please continue to check www.wm.com/alerts for up-to-date information.

Columbia Avenue Bridge Project Update-Feb. 19, 2019

2/19/2019: 

PennDOT’s contractor has provided Lancaster Township with the following update (as of Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:00PM ) regarding the stoppage of traffic on Columbia Avenue:

  • Traffic will be stopped in both directions of Columbia Avenue during night-time hours on Wednesday (2/20) & Thursday (2/21) and rerouted to the Abbeyville/School House/Stone Mill Road detour.

Columbia Avenue Bridge Project Update-Feb. 14, 2019

PennDOT’s contractor has provided Lancaster Township with the following update (as of Thursday, February 14, 2019, 4:15 PM), regarding the temporary daytime stoppage of traffic on Columbia Avenue:

Next Wednesday (2/20) and Thursday (2/21) PennDOT plans to stop traffic twice each day to allow for cranes to remove beams from the bridge abutments.

This activity will cause traffic stoppages in both directions of Columbia Avenue, each of an 8-10 minute duration. These activities are not planned to occur during rush hour traffic.