Saturday, March 1, 2014

Easton, Area Municipalities Declare Snow Emergencies Ahead of Coming Storm

Residents along Ferry Street in Easton's West Ward shovel snow
after the last significant snow storm, about two weeks ago.
Update, Monday, March 3: All municipalities listed below have lifted declared snow emergencies due to the predicted storm failing to materialize.  Those parked in the City of Easton parking deck on South Third Street should move their vehicles as soon as possible to avoid incurring the regular parking fee.

Snow emergencies have been declared in the City of Easton and several surrounding municipalities ahead of yet another winter storm, which is likely to begin late Sunday afternoon and run through Monday. The National Weather Service predicted Saturday evening the latest storm will leave behind between 4 and 8 inches of snow.

In Easton, the snow emergency will run from 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 through 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Easton residents that live along snow emergency routes will be allowed to park for free in the city's parking deck on South Third Street beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Cars must be moved by 6 p.m. on Tuesday to avoid incurring fees.

Additionally, the city also issued a reminder that sidewalks need to be cleared within eight hours of the end of the snowfall and is also asking that residents dig out fire hydrants that may be located near their properties.

In Wilson Borough, a snow emergency will be in effect from 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2. The ban on parking along snow emergency routes will be in effect until further notice, the borough says.

In Palmer Township, residents are prohibited from parking along snow emergency routes beginning at 11 p.m. Sunday evening. The emergency declaration is set to last until noon on Tuesday. The township also expects trash and recycling pickups to be delayed by a day throughout the week as a result of the new snowfall.

In Tatamy Borough, parking will be prohibited along snow emergency routes beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The parking ban is to last until further notice.

In the borough of West Easton, parking will be prohibited along snow emergency routes beginning at 9 p.m. on Sunday and lasts until further notice.

In Stockertown borough, there is a snow emergency that runs from 3 p.m. Sunday through noon on Wednesday, March 5.

While most people don't seem enthused about having to clean up after what is at least the seventh significant snowfall of the winter, at least one neighborhood establishment has announced it will be holding a "snow party" for locals.

Pokeno will be the order of the day on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. at La Pazza Bar, 1251 Ferry St., and a "snow jam" dance party begins at 7 p.m.

"Come shake some flakes," bar co-owner Althea Ruffin invited on her Twitter feed Friday afternoon.

Be sure to check back on this page later, as more snow emergency declarations, closings and announcements, and updates in the Easton area will be added as they become available.

Follow Easton Eccentric editor Christina Georgiou at @Eastonwordsmith on Twitter to receive new updates on the go.

Last updated on Monday, March 3 at 11:30 a.m.

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