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1/24/16 12:30PM



Update from Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie, members of the Township council and Township staff have met several times over the course of this weekend to discuss the continual snow removal efforts. As mentioned in my update last evening a primary focus continues to be the clearing of intersections from the accumulated snow. Contractors with heavy equipment, such as front end loaders, back hoes and dump trucks will support the Township Staff with this removal of snow from some of the Townships high trafficked intersections.

Mayor Micozzie has driven throughout the Township to assess the snow removal efforts. Main highways and streets on the snow emergency routes are passable, while many of the side streets although plowed still have a layer of snow on them. While the sun is out, that does not automatically translate into safe driving conditions. The Township implores you to stay off the road ways unless you absolutely have to be out.

Residents and (more importantly) contractors are reminded NOT to push the snow back into the streets when clearing areas, this will only make driving on your street unsafe. We’ve had more than a few instances of commercial contractors plowing snow back into streets and highways. This is both dangerous and illegal. When shoveling please remember not to block fire hydrants or storm sewer drains. Keep in mind the good neighbor rule, do not put snow on your neighbor's property and if possible help those neighbors that are unable to shovel.

The Snow emergency will be lifted today, Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The Township did tow a number of cars from some, (but not all) snow emergency routes. The towing of vehicles became a safety issue along the routes as the snow began to fall. The Township thanks those residents who worked with us and removed their cars from the snow emergency routes. We also like to thank the residents who stayed off the roads during the emergency. The township had to tow more than a few cars that were simply abandoned in the middle of road ways.

While the clean-up continues I want to thank the Township staff from all departments [public works, parking, parks, electrical, administration, health, fire (including our volunteers), police, etc…] for their outstanding efforts. It looks like parts of Upper Darby Township received between 17 and 24 inches. While the snow removal efforts were outstanding, we acknowledge that every major storm event is a learning experience and this storm is no different. We will take what we have learned from this storm and work to improve the Township’s Storm weather response.

The Upper Darby School District will make an announcement in relation to the status of schools for Monday January 25th, 2016.

Normal Monday Trash and Recycling schedule is still in effective. The Township sanitation crews will make every effort to pick up trash and recycling, but this may not be possible in all situations. We preemptively thank the resident for their patience in the event we are unable to safely traverse the streets or common driveways to collect their trash and recycling.

A reminder: The emergency operation center (610.734.7700) will close today at 6:00 PM Sunday January 24, 2016. Residents can still contact the Mayor’s office at 610.352.4103 or email requests

January 23rd, 2016 - 1630



Mayor Micozzie, The Township staff has continued snow removal efforts since Friday evening. The Township did tow a number of cars from some, but not all (due to safety) snow emergency routes. As of 4 PM today we continue to see steady snow fall in the area. While Township crews are making progress on snow removal the roads are still very treacherous.

The current plan is for Township personnel to work well into Sunday afternoon plowing and (where appropriate & feasible) applying salt to the roadways. One of the primary focuses now is the clearing of intersections from the accumulated snow. In a number of highly trafficked areas, we will be putting the snow from the intersections in a dump trucks and moving the snow off the roadway.

One of the major issues hampering snow removal and emergency services is people driving on the roads, getting those vehicles stuck and then abandoning their vehicles along the roadways and in intersections. The Township implores everyone to stay off the roadways unless you absolutely have to venture out.

The snow hot line at 610.734.7700 is in effect and will remain open until at least 4:00 P.M. Sunday January 24, 2016

Emergency situations should be reported to the police and fire by calling 911.

In addition, residents may email requests

The Upper Darby Township Snow Plan can be viewed on the Township’s Website: snow.upperdarby.org




January 21st, 2016 - 1600



Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie, in accordance with the Township’s snow emergency plan declared a snow emergency effective Friday January 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The Mayor anticipates that the snow emergency will remain in effect until at least late Sunday afternoon January 24, 2016

The Emergency declaration will facilitate the township's snow removal and plowing efforts. During this time, there is a prohibition on parking cars on designated snow emergency routes until the expiration of the emergency declaration. Cars in violation are subject to ticketing and being towed.

The Upper Darby Township snow removal staff has started preparation for snow removal activities, such as applying brine to the roadways. The salting and removing snow process will being as conditions warrant.

The snow hot line at 610.734.7700 will be put into effect at 7:00 A.M. Saturday January 23, 2016 and remain open until at least 4:00 P.M. Sunday January 24, 2016

Emergency situations should be reported to the police and fire by calling 911.

In addition, residents may email requests

The Upper Darby Township Snow Plan can be viewed on the Township’s Website: snow.upperdarby.org

Thank you

Thomas N. Micozzie
Mayor