Road Treatment/Snow Plow Process
Snow removal is very important in West Whiteland Township from a safety standpoint. This is our snow removal process:
- If dry snow is forecast, within 48 hours of the first flake, all Township roads will be treated with brine (a salt water mixture).
- As soon as the snow begins to stick on the roads, salt will be placed on all Township-owned roads.
- When snow is three inches deep, plowing will begin. However, if there will only be four or five inches of snow, we may wait until the snowfall ends before plowing.
- If it is going to be an extended snow, six inches or more, the staff will continuously plow to make certain that all of the Township roads are open, so a fire truck, ambulance, or police officer could get into any area of the Township.
- Within six hours of the end of the snow, we anticipate having all the Township roads cleared full width. We try first to keep all of the roads open and then come back and do a full width plowing after the snow has ended.
Please remember that all sidewalks are to be shoveled within 24 hours after a snowfall ends if they abut a public or private street.
If you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear the snow away from the area around it.
Clear the end of your driveway after the street is plowed from curb to curb, and please do not shovel, blow or plow into the street.
It is unlawful to park motor vehicles, trailers, or equipment on any street two hours after the start of a continuous snowfall until the snow has been completely plowed for the full width of the street.