{HARRISBURG} — Due to Saturday’s expected winter weather, City of Harrisburg Public Works sanitation will begin picking up trash at 4 a.m. on Saturday, January 6.

The National Weather Service estimates snowfall could begin as early as mid-morning throughout the City of Harrisburg. Public Works employees are looking to finish trash collection prior to snow fall.

“We want sanitation collection to be in and out,” Public Works Director Dave West said of the early Saturday pickup. “If not, we’ll be out there in the midst of the storm, and I want my sanitation crew off the road so the snow crews have clear streets.”

According to the latest NWS models, Harrisburg falls right along the cut line between as low as 2-3″ and as high as 6-8″.

Public Works will have 21 trucks laying salt and plowing streets throughout the city. West is recommending vehicles remain off the street so plows are able to operate “curb to curb” in the event of major snowfall.

“It’s a weekend storm so we won’t have to worry as much about the working force in the city,” added Highway Manager John Watson. “If people can comply with any ‘No Parking’ signs and staying away from curb bumpouts, that will help us out a lot.”

In an effort to help Harrisburg residents keep their vehicles safe from the storm and help Public Works keep streets clear, Park Harrisburg, in partnership with the City of Harrisburg, is graciously opening up the Locust Street Garage located at 214 Locust Street for residential parking ONLY, from Friday 6 p.m. to Sunday 6 p.m.