Inclement Weather Announcements

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Garbage Service Suspended: Due to the weather, Waste Management has suspended the garbage collection in the Borough of East Stroudsburg. If your garbage was not collected today, Waste Management will be collecting it tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10th. If your garbage was already collected, please be sure to bring your garbage cans in from curbside prior to 9:00 p.m. tonight.

Snow Emergencies are sometimes declared for the Borough throughout the winter. Read below for more information and click the link to see if you live on or around a snow emergency route.

WHAT ARE SNOW EMERGENCIES?
Under this declaration No Parking is permitted on the sides of streets designated as “Snow Emergency Routes”.  The purpose of this declaration is to get parked cars removed from the sides of streets designated as Snow Emergency Routes, in order to enable snow plowing by the Borough; and to permit the safe passage of emergency vehicles as well as easier traveling by the general public.  Vehicles which remain parked in violation of the Snow Emergency Route postings or which block snow removal efforts will be cited for an ordinance violation and may be towed by the Regional Police Department at the vehicle owner’s expense. 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I LIVE ON A SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE?
Click the link to view a list of streets and areas that are included in the Snow Emergency Routes. Also, snow emergency routes are marked with signs. LIST OF STREETS AND AREAS WITHIN OUR SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES

HOW WILL WE BE NOTIFIED IF A SNOW EMERGENCY IS DECLARED?
The Borough will announce if a snow emergency is declared to alert residents by sending CODE RED and SAVVY CITIZEN alerts to subscribers, posting the information on our website, and by sending a press release to numerous media outlets. Call our office 570-421-8300 if you would like to be added to the list of subscribers for CODE RED alerts, or sign up via our website links.

WHAT IF I DON’T MOVE OFF A SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE?
If you leave your car parked along a snow emergency route during a declared snow emergency, you will be ticketed with a $300.00 violation, and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY?
You cannot park on the side of street that is marked as a snow emergency. If your street has alternate side of the street parking, please move your car to the “Non Snow Emergency Route” during the snow emergency. Once the snow emergency is lifted, please be sure to move your car to the correct side of the street based on the alternate side parking signs. If you are only allowed to park along one side of the street, and it happens to be marked as a snow emergency route, please move your car to off-street parking, or another street nearby that is not marked as a snow emergency route. If you do not live along a snow emergency route, please make sure you are following the parking restriction signs accordingly and park on the correct side of the street. Some streets do not allow weekend or night parking – be sure you are following all of these rules to make it possible for snow plows and emergency vehicles to get through.

Clearing Fire Hydrants: When there is an emergency, every second counts. Fire hydrants that are blocked, concealed, or difficult to access due to snow or ice impede emergency fire response. One of the first tasks upon arriving at a fire is to locate a water supply from the nearest hydrant. Hydrants covered in snow can be difficult to locate, and uncovering them can waste valuable time needed during the firefighting operations.

If there is a fire hydrant near your house, do your part to keep it accessible.  Remove any snow and ice, and clear about a three-foot perimeter around the hydrant for firefighters to work.  Clear a path from the hydrant to the street.  Consider helping elderly friends, neighbors, or those with medical conditions to keep their fire hydrants clear. 

Keeping them clear can mean easier access to water and more time doing what really matters — fighting the fire. The volunteer firefighters are always there when we need them – Let’s work together to help them help us.  On behalf of the East Stroudsburg Fire Department, thank you for your assistance.