Newtown Township Winter Storm Information for March 13-15, 2017

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To prepare for the winter storm anticipated to begin on Monday night, March 13, all Newtown Township residents should be aware of the following:

  • In the event of any emergency, or to contact the police department, fire department or ambulance, please call 911
  • To contact PECO about a power outage or natural gas concern, call 1-800-841-4141
  • To contact AQUA regarding a water emergency (water main break, etc.), call 610-525-1400

Winter storm information regarding snow and ice removal from the Newtown Township Public Works Department is posted on their web page and has been printed in the Township Newsletter / IN Community Magazine.  Please re-read this important information by clicking here.

The Newtown Township Police Department has also previously provided information regarding travel during winter weather events through the Township Newsletter /IN Community Magazine, which can be read by clicking here.  Please re-read these two important informational articles regarding safe travel and snow removal operations.

Public Works will begin treating primary roads as soon as the snow event starts.  These primary roads are identified as Goshen Road, Bryn Mawr Avenue, Saw Mill Road, Earles Lane, St. Davids Road, Church Road, Valley Forge Road, Bishop Hollow Road, Gradyville Road, Campus Boulevard, Stoney Brook Boulevard, Troop Farm Road, Newtown Road, Media Line Road and the Winding Way bypass.  Secondary roads that are cared for by the Township will have been pre-salted before the snow event begins.  PennDOT handles West Chester Pike (Rt. 3) and Newtown Street Road (Rt. 252).

During the snowfall, which is anticipated to be significant and may quickly re-cover areas that are being plowed, Public Works anticipates continuously plowing two lanes on all primary roads and one lane on all secondary roads that are cared for by the Township.  This operation will take place throughout the storm.  Only after the snowfall is ceasing will we be able to plow all lanes to the curb / road edge.  As it will take hours of additional work once the snow actually ceases, please be prepared for these push-back operations which could potentially affect driveways and sidewalks.  Again, please read the Public Works information posted above for important additional information regarding plowing.  Very important is to keep vehicles off the streets and cul-de-sacs until they are cleared curb-to-curb, and never to throw snow back into the roadway.

Please travel only if absolutely necessary during this storm, and be aware that it takes hours following the storm to completely clear the roads.  Be sure to check on those who may have no one else to make sure they are OK.

All resident assistance, cooperation and patience during this winter storm is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Township of Newtown
209 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Phone  610-356-0200
Fax        610-356-8722

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