Mayor Eric Papenfuse has ordered all non-emergency vehicles off the streets of the City of Harrisburg until further notice to help Public Works crews and emergency responders to do their jobs unimpeded.
The Mayor declared a disaster emergency in Harrisburg early Saturday after 14-16 inches struck the city overnight Friday, breaking the 24-hour record for snowfall in the City. The travel ban was put into effect Saturday evening as Public Works crews struggled to keep main arteries and secondary roads plowed, even as snow continued to fall.
The Disaster Emergency declaration was implemented to make it easier for city officials to secure the equipment, resources and personnel needed to battle the severe weather. The Disaster Emergency opened the door for the City to receive financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).
Residents are asked to cooperate with snow emergency management in the following ways:
· Please do not use snow blowers to blow snow back into the street
· Residents and businesses are asked to shovel sidewalks in front of their properties.
· Residents and business owners are asked not to place chairs or obstacles in parking spaces.
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