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The Public Works Department is responsible for clearing approximately 166 miles of roadways in the Township during winter storms. Throughout winter storms, crews are out before, during and after snow begins to fall to pretreat, clear and spread materials. Since the snow removal process is time-consuming and expensive, the Township utilizes brine and other materials to pre-treat roadways before storms and quickly works to clear roads of snow and ice once a storm begins.
When a winter storm is predicted to include a measurable amount of snow, the Township will treat the storm as a plowing event. The primary function of the Public Works crews is plowing and the Township’s goal is to first open one lane of traffic in each direction on every road, then return and plow the snow back to the curb, exposing the storm inlets.

Clearing Streets and Sidewalks
Property owners are responsible for clearing snow, sleet and ice from the sidewalks in front of their property within 24 hours after a storm and must at all times keep said sidewalks free and clear of snow, slush and ice. Under Section 157-33 of the Haverford Township Code, it is unlawful for any property owner, resident, contractor, agent or employee to shovel, plow, discharge or otherwise place snow removed from a private property into any street, roadway, sidewalk or alley within Haverford Township. This ordinance is strictly enforced.

Snow Emergency Routes
Under Section 175-59 of the Haverford Township Code, parking is prohibited on certain streets after the Township has declared a snow emergency.
After any such emergency shall have been declared, it shall be unlawful, during the period of such emergency, for any person to park a motor vehicle or tractor, or to allow the same to remain parked, on any highway or portion thereof described in Schedule XXIII (§ 175-98), or to operate any motor vehicle or tractor on any such highway or portion thereof, unless such vehicle or tractor shall be equipped with adequate equipment to provide sufficient traction to keep such vehicle or tractor in motion so that other traffic on such highways will not be blocked or seriously impeded.
Snow Emergency Routes in Haverford Township:
(from last Snow Emergency declaration document)


Name of Highway                           Side Location
Ardmore Avenue Both Between County Line Road and Darby Road
Brookline Boulevard Both From Darby Road to a point 500 feet east thereof
Burmont Road Both Entire length
College Avenue Both Entire length
Colonial Road Both Entire length
County Line Road Both Haverford Road to Old Lancaster Road
Coopertown Road Both Entire length
Darby Road Both Entire length
Darby Creek Road Both Lawrence Road to Marple
Eagle Road Both Entire length
Earlington Road Both Entire length
Ellis Road Both From Lawrence Road to Ardmore Avenue
Glendale Road Both Entire length
Haverford Road Both Entire length
Karakung Drive Both Entire length
Landover Road South Entire length
Lancaster Avenue Both Old Buck to Old Lancaster
Lawrence Road Both Between Eagle Road and West Chester Pike
Manoa Road Both Entire length
Marple Road Both Entire length
Mill Road Between Earlington Road and Darby Road
North Drexel Avenue Both Steel Rd to Township Line
Radnor Road Both Darby Road to Radnor Township Line
Steel Road Both Eagle to Burmont Road
Township Line Road North Entire length
West Chester Pike Both Entire length
Wynnewood Road Both Entire length

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