Snow Emergency Routes

Lancaster Township Supervisors enacted and/or modified ordinances providing for the “declaration of snow emergencies” and “designated snow emergency routes.” The ordinances (Chapter 263. Vehicles and Traffic; Article VII. Snow and Ice Emergencies) define the parking regulations, travel information, and potential penalties regarding Snow Emergency Routes during declared Snow Emergencies.

  • § 263-56. Declaration of snow and ice emergency: In order to facilitate the movement of traffic and to combat the hazards of snow/ice on the snow emergency routes, the Board of Supervisors may declare a snow and ice emergency. Information on the existence as well as termination of a snow emergency may be given by the township through radio, newspaper or other available media.
  • § 263-57. Parking and driving restrictions: It shall be unlawful, at any time during the continuance of the emergency, for any person to park a vehicle or to allow that vehicle to remain parked anywhere on any snow emergency route designated, or to drive any vehicle on any snow emergency route unless that vehicle is equipped with snow tires or chains.
  • § 263-58. Snow Emergency Routes: The following streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as snow emergency routes. There shall be no parking, standing, etc., during any declared snow emergency.

1. Abbeyville Road: Schoolhouse Rd to Columbia Ave5. North President Avenue: Columbia Ave to Hillcrest Rd9. Wheatland Avenue: River Dr to Race Ave
2. Bean Hill Road6. Race Avenue: Columbia Ave to Woods Ave10. Wilson Drive: Columbia Ave to Hillcrest Rd
3. Jackson Drive: Columbia Ave to River Dr7. River Drive: Jackson Dr to Hillcrest Rd11. Woods Avenue: from Race Ave to North President Ave
4. Marietta Avenue: River Dr to Race Ave8. Wabank Road: Millersville Rd (741) to Charles Rd

The following cul-de-sacs or dead-end roads listed are hereby designated as snow emergency routes. There shall be no parking, no standing, etc., during any declared emergency.

1. Barton Drive7. Drummers Lane13. Maple Avenue19. Rock Ledge Court25. Westmore Way
2. Bentley Summit8. Elmshire Drive14. North Field Drive20. St. Paul Circle26. Wildflower Lane
3. Cold Stream Drive9. Fairfax Drive15. North Pier Drive21. Spring Ridge Lane
4. Crossfield Drive10. Grafton Circle16. Pickford Drive22. Stockbridge Circle
5. Deep Hollow Lane11. Green Spring Circle17. Rabbit Hill Lane23. Townsend Court
6. Devon Drive12. Greythorne Road18. River Drive24. Turnbridge Drive

  • Snow Emergency Penalties: If at any time during a snow emergency a person parks or allows a vehicle to remain parked on a snow emergency route, or a person drives on a snow emergency route without snow tires or chains, that person shall be guilty of a violation and penalties will be enforced.