New Hope Borough residents are reminded of the following rules/policies regarding snow removal:
Where off-street parking or a driveway is available, no vehicle may be parked on any Borough roadway during a snow or ice storm until the Borough has plowed or deiced the full width of the cart way.
Per Borough Code (Ch. 233, Article I) - Streets and Sidewalks, Article I: Snow and Ice Removal:
Snow removal contractors and property owners may not deposit snow or ice from private properties and driveways onto public streets. Snow and ice may not be placed in such a manner as to obscure the visibility of a fire hydrant or to obstruct or impede access to a fire hydrant.
Property owners are responsible to remove snow and ice from sidewalks and pedestrian walkways within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall or freezing rain.
Penalties for violations range from $50 to $300.
Streets owned by PennDOT are plowed and maintained by the State. For a list of state-owned roads, visit the Roads page.
The cooperation of all Borough residents and businesses is greatly appreciated during winter storms.
Tips for Clearing Snow
Wait until the snow plows have made a first pass before clearing your driveway. Be sure snow piles are located to the right of your driveway. This way, less snow will be re-directed into the driveway with each passing truck.
Clear your sidewalks and curbs. Neighborhood children need safe access to schools and bus stops throughout the winter months. Clearing your sidewalk helps children travel to school safely.
Be patient. State, county and Borough crews will work around the clock, if needed, if ensure all roadways are cleared as quickly as possible.