New Hope Will Begin Declaring a “Snow Emergencies”
The New Hope City Council passed an updated ordinance and will start declaring snow emergencies during snow events. As of this winter season, any snowfall of two inches or more will trigger a snow emergency or a full curb-to-curb city-wide plow. The previous threshold was 1 1/2 inches or more.
One of the reasons behind the ordinance change is to provide clarity during snow events. Residents will be notified of the change through the city’s digital signage, website and social media.
The police department will ticket and tow cars that are left on the street.
Parking is prohibited on city streets during a snow emergency and may not resume on the road until it has been plowed curb-to-curb.
It is also illegal to park on city streets year-round, regardless of weather, between 2-6 a.m.
Residents are also reminded to keep trash and recycling bins on their driveways and off the street at all times of the year. It is against city code to deposit or cause to be deposited any snow and ice on or against a fire hydrant or on any sidewalk or roadway.
If there’s less than 2 inches of snowfall, the city treats and plows main roadways.
For more information, contact the city of New Hope.