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Chapter 145
VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
ARTICLE X -- Snow Emergencies

GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and Sidewalks -- See Ch. 133.
Peace and good order -- See Ch. 111.

[HISTORY: Added 12-6-1978 by Ord. No. 1843 Editor's Note: Although adopted prior to final adoption of this Ch. 145, this amendment is included herein pursuant to § 145-3C.]


 

§ 145-61. Declaration of emergency; notice.

  1. A snow emergency due to the actual or anticipated accumulation of snow of a depth of three inches or more upon the public streets of the Township shall exist when so declared by the Township Manager or his duly authorized representative. Anticipated accumulations shall be based upon information supplied by the National Weather Service. An aforesaid snow emergency shall cease to exist as a result of the removal of the aforesaid accumulation of snow from the public streets of the Township when so declared by the Township Manager or his duly authorized representative; provided, however, that in the event that a snow emergency is declared between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., then all parking restrictions provided for hereafter shall not become effective until 8:00 a.m. [Amended 3-20-1996 by Ord. No. 3418]

  2. Immediate notice of the existence of a snow emergency and of the end of a snow emergency shall be given to the public by the Township Manager or his duly authorized representative by means of appropriate announcements through available media sources.

§ 145-62. Snow emergency routes; restrictions.

  1. No person, firm or corporation shall park a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked on either side of a snow emergency route during a snow emergency.

  2. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to obstruct or impede traffic on any street designated as a snow emergency route during a snow emergency by reason of his failure to have the vehicle operated by him equipped with snow tires or chains.

  3. The designated portions of the following public streets are hereby declared to be snow emergency routes:

  4. Street Name
    From
    To
    Airdale Road
    Montgomery Avenue
    Lancaster Avenue
    Anderson Avenue
    Lancaster Avenue
    Montgomery Avenue
    Ardmore Avenue
    Lancaster Avenue
    County Line Road
    Argyle Road
    Lancaster Avenue
    Haverford Road
    Ashland Avenue
    Mary Waters Ford Road
    Jefferson Street
    Bala Avenue
    City Avenue
    Montgomery Avenue
    Belmont Avenue
    City Avenue
    Expressway
    Bowman Avenue
    Merion Road
    Remington Road
    Bryn Mawr Avenue
    [Added 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875]
    Montgomery Avenue
    City Avenue
    Bryn Mawr Avenue
    [Added 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875]
    Morris Avenue
    County Line Road
    Church Road
    Lancaster Avenue
    Montgomery Avenue
    Cloverhill Road
    Lancaster Avenue
    Morris Road
    Conshohocken State Road
    City Avenue
    Borough of West Conshohocken
    County Line Road
    Airdale Road
    Spring Mill Road
    County Line Road
    Ardmore Avenue
    West Wynnewood Road
    Hagys Ford Road
    Old Gulph Road
    Hollow Road
    Harriton Road
    Morris Avenue
    Old Gulph Road
    Haverford Road
    County Line Road
    City Avenue
    Haverford Station Road
    Montgomery Avenue
    Old Railroad Avenue
    Hollow Road
    Conshohocken State Road
    Expressway
    North Ithan Avenue
    County Line Road
    Morris Avenue
    Lancaster Avenue
    Airdale Road
    City Avenue
    Levering Mill Road
    Belmont Avenue
    Manayunk Road
    Lindsey Avenue
    Old Lancaster Road
    County Line Road
    Manoa Road
    Haverford Road
    Crosshill Road
    Mary Waters Ford Road
    Conshohocken State Road
    Ashland Avenue
    Matsons Ford Road
    [Added 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875]
    County Line Road
    Borough of West Conshohocken
    Meeting House Lane
    Manayunk Road
    Montgomery Avenue
    Merion Avenue
    [Added 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875]
    Montgomery Avenue
    Lancaster Avenue
    Mill Creek Road
    Montgomery Avenue
    Old Gulph Road
    Montgomery Avenue
    Matsons Ford Road
    Bala Avenue
    Morris Avenue
    Lancaster Avenue
    Spring Mill Road
    Morris Road
    Lancaster Avenue
    Haverford Road
    Old Gulph Road
    Harriton Road
    Matsons Ford Road
    Old Gulph Road
    Montgomery Avenue
    Williamson Road
    Old Lancaster Road
    County Line Road
    Lancaster Avenue
    Old Lancaster Road
    Montgomery Avenue
    City Avenue
    Old Railroad Avenue
    Lancaster Avenue
    Haverford Township Line
    Overbrook Parkway
    Haverford Road
    City Avenue
    Presidential Boulevard
    Monument Road
    City Avenue
    Remington Road
    Bowman Avenue
    Haverford Road
    Roberts Road
    Old Gulph Road
    Lancaster Avenue
    Spring Mill Road
    County Line Road
    Conshohocken State Road
    St Asaphs Road
    Conshohocken State Road
    Monument Road
    Williamson Road
    Youngs Ford Road
    Morris Avenue
    Winding Way
    Montgomery Avenue
    Merion Road
    Woodbine Avenue
    Montgomery Avenue
    Mary Waters Ford Road
    East Wynnewood Road
    Lancaster Avenue
    City Avenue
    West Wynnewood Road
    Lancaster Avenue
    County Line Road
    Youngs Ford Road
    Williamson Road
    Conshohocken State Road

     

  5. Official signs designating snow emergency routes will be of a permanent nature and will be located at least at the beginning and end of each snow emergency route and with no greater distance between such signs than 1/4 mile.

§ 145-63. Parking prohibited on certain sides.

Editor's Note: Former § 145-63, Parking prohibited on both sides, was repealed 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875, which also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 145-64 through 145-68 as §§ 145-63 through 145-67, respectively.

  1. On the following public streets, no person, firm or corporation shall park a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked upon the side of such street as indicated below or in the circular part of any cul-de-sac during a snow emergency:

  2. Penn Wynne Area
    Side
    From
    To
    Arbordale Road
    East
    Haverford Road
    Garden Road
    Garden Road
    North
    Overbrook Road
    Yarmouth Road
    Garden Road
    East
    Yarmouth Road
    Haverford Road
    Haverford Area
    Side
    From
    To
    Barrett Avenue
    East and South
    Lancaster Avenue
    Old Lancaster Road
    Bryn Mawr Area
    Side
    From
    To
    Wayside Road
    West
    Pennsylvania Avenue
    County Line Road
    Penn Valley Area
    Side
    From
    To
    Schiller Avenue
    South
    Brookhurst Avenue
    Woodbine Avenue
    Cynwyd Area
    Side
    From
    To
    Llanfair Road
    South
    Pembroke Road
    Kent Road

     

  3. Official signs of a permanent nature will be posted along the above-mentioned sides of such streets so as to give reasonable notice of such restriction, bearing the legend NO PARKING THIS SIDE DURING SNOW EMERGENCY.

§ 145-64. Violations.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to leave any motor vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power or unattended upon any public street in the Township in violation of this article, and any such motor vehicle may be removed and/or impounded by the Township.

§ 145-65. Removal and impoundment.

  1. Vehicles parked in violation of this article shall be removed by a person authorized to perform such removal, at the direction of the Lower Merion Police Department, to a nearby garage or other nearby place of safety.

  2. When a motor vehicle has been removed and impounded as aforesaid, the Lower Merion Police Department shall immediately attempt to verbally notify the owner of such vehicle of its removal and impoundment. Such notice shall indicate the place from which the vehicle was removed, the reason for the vehicle's removal and the location of the vehicle's impoundment. A written notice of the aforesaid facts shall be mailed by certified mail to the registered owner of the vehicle within 12 hours after the time of the vehicle's removal.

  3. To reclaim a motor vehicle so towed and impounded, the owner of the vehicle must pay to the person, firm or corporation which towed and impounded the motor vehicle the costs of towing and storage. [Amended 5-19-1982 by Ord. No. 2000]

  4. No vehicle shall be removed and impounded under this article if, at the time of such intended removal, the owner or person in charge of such vehicle is present and expresses a willingness and intention to remove such vehicle.

§ 145-66. Violations and penalties. [Amended 3-20-1996 by Ord. No. 3418]

Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any provision of this article shall be subject to a fine or penalty of $50, plus court costs.

§ 145-67. Effect of provisions on prior actions.

Nothing in this article shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, any rights acquired or liability incurred or any cause or causes of action existing prior to the adoption of this article, nor shall any just or legal right, remedy or restriction of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this article.

§ § 145-68. (Reserved)