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.

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.

  • Barton Drive
  • Bentley Summit
  • Cold Stream Drive
  • Conestoga Woods Road at Milford Drive
  • Crossfield Drive
  • Deep Hollow Lane
  • Devon Drive
  • Drummers Lane
  • Elmshire Drive
  • Fairfax Drive
  • Grafton Circle
  • Green Spring Circle
  • Greythorne Road
  • Maple Avenue
  • North Field Drive
  • North Pier Drive
  • Pickford Drive
  • Rabbit Hill Lane
  • River Drive
  • Rock Ledge Court
  • St. Paul Circle
  • spring Ridge Lane
  • Stockbridge Circle
  • Townsend Court
  • Turnbridge Drive
  • Westmore Way
  • Wildflower Lane
  • Woodlyn Court

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.

Ordinances & Plowing/Shoveling – When it snows—do not shovel, push, snow blow, or plow snow into the streets.

  • Ordinance No. 3 of 1987 prohibits the shoveling of snow onto a roadway. When clearing snow from sidewalks or driveways, be sure to pile it on your property, not in the street.
  • Ordinance No. 1 of 2014 requires residents to remove snow within 48 hours after snow or sleet has ceased to fall, and to cover the sidewalk with ice control materials in the event of ice and sleet.
  • Ordinance No. 2 of 2014 added provisions relating to parking and snow emergency routes. 

During inclement weather, storms, or any unusual situation, check the following for updates: