What to Know When it Snows?

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The winter snow is here, which could include a combination of snow, sleet, rain, and freezing rain.  Township crews will be working hard to clear any accumulated snow on residential streets.  Crews from PennDOT and PECO will be working to keep state roads clear of snow and utilities in operation.  More information about how we respond to a snow storm can be found here.

Outage information can be reported to PECOComcast, or Verizon.

Below are from frequently asked questions about winter storms:

What does Middletown Township do when it snows?
Public Works crews apply salt brine to roadways before, and plow roadways during and after snow storms. Emergency services continue to respond to calls.
When will my street get plowed? 
Streets are plowed throughout the storm. Snow is cleared within 12 hours after the end of the storm. State roads are plowed by PennDOT.
Which neighborhoods get plowed first?
Crews are deployed to assigned areas all over the Township. All plows work together to clear snow at the same time.
Do I need to move my car?
Yes. Cars must be off roadways within one hour after the beginning of a storm, and must remain off the road until at least 12 hours after a storm.
Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks of snow?
Sidewalks in front of homes must be cleared by homeowners within 24 hours after the end of the storm.
What can I do when it snows?
Staying home and off roadways is the best way to endure a snow storm. After a storm, clear walkways of snow to prevent injury.

What happens if my mailbox was struck by a snow plow?
Should your mailbox get struck by a Township plow, contact the Public Works Department within 48 hours after the snow event.  Make sure to include your address and contact information.  Click here to download the Township's mailbox policy.