Efficient snow removal ensures the public safety of residents, visitors, and those traveling through the Borough. When it snows, Public Services makes every effort to clear all Borough and state roads within six (6) to 10 hours after snow has stopped falling. Public Services utilizes a snow management plan that consists of pre-treating roads with a brine solution and plowing during and after a snowstorm.
Plowing usually begins when at least two inches of snow can be measured on the road. Residents with off street parking should refrain from parking on the street so that Public Services can clear more of the road. Cones, lawn chairs or other objects used to reserve parking spaces during a snowstorm are prohibited. Public Services will not stop plowing to removing any objects used to reserve parking spaces.
State and Local Roads
Public Services is responsible for plowing all local and state (PennDOT) owned roads, as well as train station cross walks within the Borough of Conshohocken. SEPTA is responsible for clearing snow from the train station and all steps and/or staircases accessing the train station.
Declared Snow Emergency
When the Mayor declares a snow emergency, remember to remove your vehicle from any of the Snow Emergency Routes designated below. During a declared snow emergency parking is restricted in these areas and vehicles may be towed.
Snow Emergency Routes
- Fayette Street, both sides from the Conshohocken Borough line to the bridge.
- All metered areas.
- The south side of Freedly Street from 12th to 11th Avenues.
- Poplar Street from Elm Street to Washington Street.
Snow Removal Reminders for Residents
- When it snows it is our goal is to clear all Borough and state roads within six to 10 hours after snow has stopped falling. Please refrain from parking on the street if you have off-street parking available. This allows Public Services to clear more snow from the road.
- Residents should clear their sidewalks after plowing has been completed.
- Please use caution while shoveling heavy, deep snow from your property.
- A 3-foot-wide path on the sidewalk must be cleared on your property within 24 hours after the snow has stopped. Don’t forget your crosswalks, handicapped ramps, and alley crossing. The Borough does not plow snow in alleys.
- It is illegal to shovel, throw or plow snow from sidewalks onto street parking, driveways, allies and into the street or right-of way.
- Dumping snow or ice on Borough property or plowing snow across a street is also prohibited.
Safe Shoveling Tips for Seniors
- Shoveling heavy, deep snow may pose serious risks for seniors. Please use caution while shoveling.
- Warm up your muscles and joints before shoveling to help protect against injury or heart attack. Try walking in place or on a treadmill for 5-10 minutes before heading out to shovel.
- Dress appropriately. Use layers to stay warm at the start shoveling and shed layers as necessary to prevent overheating. Wear waterproof/non-skid boots to keep your feet warm and dry and guard against falling on slick snow or ice.
- Use a small shovel. A smaller shovel means lifting smaller amounts of snow, which can help prevent injury.
- Take frequent breaks. Shovel in 20-minute intervals. After 20 minutes, take a break by going inside to warm up and wind down before heading back out to finish shoveling.
- Stay hydrated. Risk of dehydration is possible even in the winter. Drink plenty of water before, during and after shoveling.
- Ask for help. When attempting to clear large, heavy amounts of snow, ask a neighbor for help or hire someone else to shovel snow from your property