HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse is declaring a snow emergency effective midnight tonight, requiring city residents to move their cars from emergency snow routes.
By special arrangement with Standard Parking, residents can park without charge at the Locust Street Garage. Free parking is also available on City Island, the Fire Museum at 1824 N. 4th St., and at the Farm Show Complex (Maclay Street side near Front Entrance).
Through special arrangement with the Capital Area Transit (CAT), shuttle service from the Locust Street Garage, City Island and the Farm Show, will be extended until 8 p.m. Wednesday. The shuttles will resume at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, if weather permits.
Mayor Papenfuse is also urging people to voluntarily move cars parked on Penn, Allison and Zarker Streets to facilitate plowing, salting and access by emergency vehicles.
The National Weather Service is warning the winter storm could dump an estimated 8-12 inches of snow on the region.
To qualify for free parking in the Locust Street Garage, drivers will need proper ID or documentation. Residents may enter the garage from 4-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.12, 2014 or from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.13, 2014 to qualify for free parking.
To gain access to the garage, residents will pull a ticket at the entrance. To exit residents will need to show a driver’s license with a Harrisburg address or proof of residency.
To help accommodate residents, garage hours have been extended three hours – to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. After 10 p.m. vehicles in the garage will not be accessible until 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. The garage will then remain open and accessible to everyone until 7 p.m. Thursday.
Unless further notice is given, all residents will need to exit the Locust Street Garage by 6:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 to avoid being charged for parking in the garage during this period. Residents wishing to park their cars after 10 p.m. Wednesday should chose City Island, the Fire Museum or the Farm Show. Cars must be removed from the Farm Show parking lot by 6:30 a.m. Friday.
If poor conditions persist, free parking times may be extended. Please monitor www.parkharrisburg.com. www.harrisburgpa.gov or local media for communication of extended time.
SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES
Division Street: Front Street to 7th Street
Second Street: Paxton Street to Division Street
Maclay Street: Front Street to 7th Street
Seventh Street: Division Street to Fisher Plaza Street
Walnut Street: Fisher Plaza* to Front Street
Paxton Street: Cameron to City/Swatara Township Line**
Derry Street: Mulberry Street Bridge to City/Paxtang Line**
Market Street: Cameron Street to 25th Street
State Street: Fisher Plaza to City/Susquehanna Township Line**
Herr Street: Cameron Street to City/Susquehanna Twp Line**
Seventeenth St.: Sycamore Street to Arsenal Boulevard
Twenty-Fifth St.: Market Street to Rudy Road to 29th Street**
Thirteenth Street: State Street to Paxton Street
* Fisher Plaza is between Forster and Walnut Streets by the Capitol Complex, to the immediate east of the Main Capitol Building. The City has no responsibility for Streets within the Capitol Complex.
** Commonwealth Highways maintained by PENNDOT. The City has no winter responsibilities for Commonwealth highways within the City.
On Thursday, Standard Parking will restrict their ticketing to cars parked on Snow Emergency Routes. The Mayor will hold a press briefing at noon Thursday to update the public on weather conditions. City Hall will remain open during the Snow Emergency, but city employees are being allowed liberal leave.
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