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Harrisburg under snow emergency at midnight

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Harrisburg residents will have to move their cars from snow emergency routes because of the winter storm that is threatening to drop up to a foot of snow on the city.

Mayor Eric Papenfuse has declared a snow emergency, effective at midnight.

Residents can park without charge at the Locust Street Garage. Free parking is also available on City Island, the Fire Museum at 1824 N. 4th Street, and at the Farm Show Complex.

Papenfuse is also urging people to voluntarily move cars parked on Penn, Allison and Zarker streets to facilitate plowing, salting and access by emergency vehicles.

To qualify for free parking in the Locust Street Garage, drivers will need proper ID or documentation. Residents may enter the garage from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday to qualify for free parking.

To gain access to the garage, residents will pull a ticket at the entrance. To exit, residents will need to show a driver's license with a Harrisburg address or proof of residency.

Unless further notice is given, all residents will need to exit the Locust Street Garage by 6:30 a.m. Friday to avoid being charged for parking. Residents wishing to park their cars after 10 p.m. Wednesday should chose City Island, the Fire Museum or the Farm Show.

Cars must be removed from the Farm Show parking lot by 6:30 a.m. Friday.

If poor conditions persist, free parking times may be extended.

On Thursday, Standard Parking will restrict their ticketing to cars parked on snow emergency routes.

Snow emergency routes in Harrisburg are:

- Division Street between Front Street and 7th Street;

- Second Street between Paxton Street and Division Street;

- Maclay Street between Front Street and 7th Street;

- Seventh Street between Division Street and Fisher Plaza (Fisher Plaza is between Forster and Walnut Streets at the Capitol Complex); 

- Walnut Street between Fisher Plaza and Front Street;

- Paxton Street from Cameron to City Line at Swatara Township;

- Derry Street from Mulberry Street Bridge to City Line at Paxtang;

- Market Street between Cameron Street and 25th Street;

- State Street from Fisher Plaza to City Line at Susquehanna Township;

- Herr Street from Cameron Street to City Line at Susquehanna Township;

- 17th Street between Sycamore Street and Arsenal Blvd; and

- 13th Street between State Street to Paxton Street.

 

 

Please Update Emergency Snow Routes to include:

·         Thirteenth Street –  From State Street to Paxton  St. 

 

Residents must move cars from Snow Emergency Routes.

 

Joyce M. Davis

Director of Communications

City of Harrisburg

717 255 3015

 

 

 

From: Davis, Joyce M. 
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5:19 PM
To: jdavis11007@msn.com
Subject: Mayor Eric Papenfuse Will Declare Snow Emergency at Midnight Tonight

 

 

 

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Media Alert!
For Immediate Release

Feb. 12, 2014

 

Contact: Joyce M. Davis

                 Director of Communications

                 City of Harrisburg
                           717 255 3015
                           717 712 4238     

   jdavis@cityofhbg.com

 

MAYOR ERIC PAPENFUSE DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY EFFECTIVE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse is declaring a snow emergency effective midnight tonight, requiring city residents to move their cars from emergency snow routes.

By special arrangement with Standard Parking, residents can park without charge at the Locust Street Garage. Free parking is also available on City Island, the Fire Museum at 1824 N. 4th St., and at the Farm Show Complex (Maclay Street side near Front Entrance).

Through special arrangement with the Capital Area Transit (CAT), shuttle service from the Locust Street Garage, City Island and the Farm Show, will be extended until 8 p.m. Wednesday. The shuttles will resume at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, if weather permits.

Mayor Papenfuse is also urging people to voluntarily move cars parked on Penn, Allison and Zarker Streets to facilitate plowing, salting and access by emergency vehicles.

The National Weather Service is warning the winter storm could dump an estimated 8-12 inches of snow on the region.

To qualify for free parking in the Locust Street Garage, drivers will need proper ID or documentation.  Residents may enter the garage from 4-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.12, 2014 or from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.  Thursday, Feb.13, 2014 to qualify for free parking.

To gain access to the garage, residents will pull a ticket at the entrance.  To exit residents will need to show a driver's license with a Harrisburg address or proof of residency.  

To help accommodate residents, garage hours have been extended three hours - to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12.  After 10 p.m. vehicles in the garage will not be accessible until 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.  The garage will then remain open and accessible to everyone until 7 p.m. Thursday.

Unless further notice is given, all residents will need to exit the Locust Street Garage by 6:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 to avoid being charged for parking in the garage during this period. Residents wishing to park their cars after 10 p.m. Wednesday should chose City Island, the Fire Museum or the Farm Show. Cars must be removed from the Farm Show parking lot by 6:30 a.m. Friday.

If poor conditions persist, free parking times may be extended.  Please monitor www.parkharrisburg.com.www.harrisburgpa.gov  or local media for communication of extended time.

SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES INCLUDE:

·         Division Street – Front Street to 7th

 

·         Second Street – Paxton St. to Division St

 

·         Maclay Street- Front to 7th St.

 

·         Seventh Street – Division to Fisher Plaza St.  (Fisher Plaza is between Forster and Walnut Streets at the Capitol Complex, to the immediate east of the Main Capitol Building. The city has no responsibility for streets within the Capitol Complex)

 

·         Walnut Street – Fisher Plaza to Front St.

 

·         Paxton Street – Cameron to City/Swatara Township line

 

·         Derry Street- Mulberry Street Bridge to City/Paxtang Line

 

·         Market Street – Cameron Street  to 25th St.

 

·         State Street – Fisher Plaza to City/Susquehanna Twp. Line

 

·         Herr Street – Cameron Street to city/Susquehanna Twp. Line

 

·         Seventeenth Street – Sycamore Street to Arsenal Boulevard 

 

·         Thirteenth Street –  From State Street to Paxton  St.

 

On Thursday, Standard Parking will restrict their ticketing to cars parked on Snow Emergency Routes.  The Mayor will hold a press briefing at noon Thursday to update the public on weather conditions. City Hall will remain open during the Snow Emergency, but city employees are being allowed liberal leave.

 

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at jdavis@cityofhbg.com; or call (717) 255-3015.

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