With the impending winter storm, Fairview Township has declared a snow emergency that will begin at 8 P.M. this evening. Police are urging those who do not have to be on the roadways to stay home until the storm has passed.
With the expected large snowfall and the potential for high winds, power outages may be likely. Residents should be prepared in the event that this happens by having enough food and water, necessary medications, and batteries to last for three days. Keeping your cell phone fully charged is also a good idea in case you need to call for assistance. If you lose power, please contact your electric provider immediately and do not assume someone else has already done so. If there is an emergency that requires the Police, EMS or Fire Department, call 911 and we will get to you as soon as we can safely do so.
The Fairview Township Snow Emergency also means residents are not permitted to have their vehicles parked on any public street within the township. This is to allow emergency vehicles to safely navigate the hazardous streets, as well as assisting those who will be operating the snow plows to keep the streets clean. Vehicles that are left on the roadway could also be damaged by the snow plows. Be advised that with the snow emergency in effect, the Township will not be responsible for damage to vehicles parked on the roadways. In addition, those that disregard this order are subject to have their vehicles towed by the Police Department.
Township residents and property owners are also reminded that you are not permitted to dump or blow snow from your properties into the street. Doing so could result in charges and fines as permitted by Pennsylvania law.
Please remember that this snow event is only going to last for a couple of days, so please be courteous and respectful to your neighbors and to the workers trying to keep the roadways clear.