Snow Removal

Snow Removal

Upper Providence, The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and private communities are all part of the winter team when it comes to clearing snowy and icy roads. Plowing begins on designated Snow Emergency Routes to provide safe access for emergency response vehicles and then continues onto main roads. 

You can help crews clear roads faster and stay safe by following these simple winter rules and suggestions: 

  • Park all vehicles off the street before, during, and after a snowfall.
  • Do not throw snow onto the roadway when shoveling, or you may be fined.
  • Shovel an area for trash and recycling containers on the curb or your driveway, but not in the street.
  • Parents, please watch your children closely, and instruct them that it is extremely dangerous to play or stand near the street when snow plows are working. Do not leave sleds or toys in the street.
  • Remove snow from the end of your driveway and in front of your mailbox.
  • Shovel snow to the right of the driveway to avoid having plows push snow back onto cleared areas.
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Proper Mailbox Placement

To prevent damage from passing snow plows, mailboxes should be installed so that the top is 41 to 45 inches from the ground. They should be set back 6 to 8 inches from the front face of the curb or road edge. The township is not responsible for damage caused by improper mailbox placement.

Snow Emergency

In order to facilitate smooth traffic flow during winter weather and to combat the hazards of snow and ice on emergency routes, the township manager may declare a snow and ice emergency. Please familiarize yourself with the township’s roadway restrictions and emergency routes.