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City of Harrisburg Public Works crews are making good progress clearing streets of snow and hauling it to City Island, a process that will continue for several days following the major snow storm that struck the region.

“Our teams are working hard to get things back to normal as soon as possible,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse. “They are to be commended for their dedication to helping our residents weather this major snowstorm.”

The Mayor lifted the snow emergency at 6 a.m. Wednesday, but the process of clearing snow from major arteries and neighborhood streets will continue for several days. Residents are asked to obey all posted signs regarding street cleaning, which will help in continued snow clearing efforts.

The City has issued tickets to people who disobeyed signs and parked along the snow emergency routes during the height of the storm. Residents are also warned that blocking parking areas in front of their homes with chairs and other obstacles is against city ordinances.

To help residents manage parking issues, Harrisburg Area Community College is making Parking lot 5 in Midtown available to residents Wednesday night.

Public Works Director Aaron Johnson also announced that trash collection in the city will resume trash Thursday on a two-day delay. Crews will work through the weekend to catch up on trash and recycling collections.

“We are asking residents to clear a path through the snow so that our sanitation workers can access garbage cans,” said Johnson. “And please keep in mind we are two days behind schedule due to the snow.”

Public Works crews spent much of today working to clear alleyways behind houses to allow us access to the cans. They worked throughout the night on Tuesday to try to manage the fallout from the biggest snow storm of the season.

The Department of Public Works is reminded residents to take care when using snow blowers so as not to blow snow into the streets after they have been plowed.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at or call 717 836 9555.

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