Lancaster has declared a snow emergency ahead of a winter storm that threatens to drop up to a foot of snow on the city.
The snow emergency will go into effect at 7 p.m.
Cars have until 10 p.m. to move off snow emergency routes or they could be towed.
Street cleaning will be suspended until Tuesday. Trash collection has been suspended for Thursday and will be on a holiday schedule beginning Friday.
All city offices will be closed on Thursday.
For those who must move their cars from snow emergency routes, free parking is available at Lancaster Parking Authority garages at 111 N. Prince Street, 150 N. Duke Street, 220 N. Water Street, 150 E. King Street, and the Penn Square Garage at 28 S. Duke Street.
Parking is also available in the Red Rose Transit Authority garage on West Chestnut Street.
Designated snow emergency routes in Lancaster are as follows:
- Queen Street from Highland Avenue to Liberty Street;
- Lime Street from Vine Street to Liberty Street;
- Prince Street from Liberty Street to Engleside;
- Chestnut Street from Race Avenue to Broad Street;
- Duke Street from Liberty Street to Farnum Street;
- Orange Street from Broad Street to Rider Avenue;
- Manor Street from West End Avenue to King Street;
- Walnut Street from Broad Street to Race Avenue;
- Marietta Avenue from College Avenue to Race Avenue; and
- King Street from Rider Avenue to Broad Street.
After the snow emergency is lifted, residents must remove vehicles within two hours or be subject to an hourly rate.
Residents should provide their ticket to the cashier upon exiting.