Winter Storm Preparedness Tips

Posted on Sunday March 03, 2019
A Winter Storm is predicted to start Sunday afternoon and last through Monday morning.
Horsham Township recognizes the importance of snow removal, not only to residents, but to everyone who needs to travel to or through our community. Help us, help you during a snow event by doing the following:
  • Once snow accumulates two (2) inches or more and until the roadway is cleared by The Public Works Department, no vehicle, trailer, boat or camper may be parked in the roadway. 
  • It is impossible for snowplows to avoid having snow placed at the bottom of driveways.  A helpful hint, that may limit the amount of snow in your driveway, is to shovel snow in driveways to the right side of the driveway (as you face the road) and clear the area immediately to the left of your driveway. 
  • Keeping sidewalks safe is an important winter concern. Please clear snow, sleet and ice from sidewalks in front of your property no more than 24 hours after a storm as required by township ordinance.
  • Please do not shovel, blow or plow the snow from your driveway and/or sidewalk into the street. 
  • Remove trash and recycling cans, basketball nets from the roadway to avoid damages. 
  • Keep the storm water inlet open near your property. Keeping it open will prevent flooding and icing conditions on the street. 
  • If you have a fire hydrant on your property, please help the Horsham Fire Co. help you by clearing 3 feet in all directions so it is visible from the road, and easily accessible to connect a fire hose to it. Snow accumulation or the result of plowing and snow clearing can completely cover or restrict access to fire hydrant. 
  • After a severe storm, the township road crews are required to clear roads and right-of-ways of fallen trees/branches (not in electric wires) for traffic and accessibility should there be an emergency. Should trees/branches belonging to a homeowner fall on a road or right-of-way, the road crew will clear the abstraction from the roadway - but it is the responsibility of the homeowner for its proper disposal. 
  • To avoid any interruption in your mail service from the post office, please remove all snow from in front of your mailbox. Additionally, check that your mailbox and post are in good repair and that they are behind the curb, not leaning out over the street. 
Problems may be reported to Horsham Township on our website at Report a Concern.

PennDOT clears the following 23.72 miles of state roads: County Line Road, Easton Road (Route 611) and Route 309. For questions or concerns contact PennDOT at: (610) 275-2368

The Public Works Department works extremely hard to make traveling on Township roads safe for everyone. Please be patient and allow time for them to arrive in your area and effectively remove snow and ice from the streets.