Snow Emergency Ends and Snow Removal Requirements

Mayor Michael R. Helfrich announces that the Snow Emergency in the City of York will end at 12:00pm on Thursday, December 17th. At that time residents may move their vehicles from city garages and lots and resume street parking. Vehicles must be removed from garages and lots no later than 8:00am on Friday, December 18th.

Additionally, we would like to remind residents and property owners that the Property Maintenance Code requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks within twelve (12) hours of the end of the precipitation. Snowfall from this storm ended at 5:00am on Thursday, December 17th. Sidewalks must be clear by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17th. A sufficient amount of snow and ice must be removed to leave a cleared pathway at least thirty-six (36”) inches in width for the entire length of the sidewalk in front of and abutting the property.

On sidewalks less than thirty-six (36”) in width, a path must be cleared that allows one (1) pedestrian to pass at a time. Additionally, snow and ice that is removed from a sidewalk or other property may not be deposited into the roadway. Property Maintenance Inspectors will be patrolling the City to ensure that snow and ice have been removed.

If you have a neighbor or family member that is unable to clear their sidewalks, we encourage you to assist them.

Inspectors will begin patrolling for unshoveled sidewalks at 8:00 a.m. Friday, December 18th.

The Mayor and his administration would like to take a moment to thank the dedicated employees of the City of York for their hard work over the last 24 hours, as well as our York City residents for their cooperation and patience during this snow emergency.

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