Emergency Snow Parking Bans
Whenever there is snow fall of three (3) inches or more within a twenty-four (24) hour period, the emergency snow ban takes effect. The emergency snow ban is needed to allow plows to clear streets for emergency vehicles and ordinary traffic as well as move mounds of snow to accomodate parking once the ban is lifted.
When the emergency snow ban is in effect, parking is not permitted on our streets. Motorists should be advised that in the event of a snow fall of three inches or more, the emergency snow parking bans will be enforced. Please help the Twp. of Washington clear the streets by removing your vehicles from the street during these snow emergencies. Vehicles may be re-parked after plowing has been completed.
Please Remember To Shovel Your Sidewalks
Your help clearing sidewalks for residents and other pedestrians is needed to help keep the Twp of Washington a great place to live. In fact, it not just a courtesy, it’s the law. Township Codified Ordinance requires every property owner to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks within 12 hours of the end of a snowstorm. Township ordinance also prohibits snow from being shoveled out into the roadway.Your compliance is appreciated.
Check on Elderly Neighbors
Before, during and after severe winter conditions, check in on older loved ones, friends and neighbors to ensure that they are okay and have the resources they need to remain safe and healthy.
Help the WTFD Dig Out Fire Hydrants
The Twp. of Washington Fire Department and local officials are asking residents to please spend five minutes locating your fire hydrant and dig it out of the snow. This simple task could make the difference between saving your home or not.
While Township ordinance doesn't require homeowners to shovel snow hidden hydrants, the fire department is asking all residents to help out. It may not be your legal responsibility, but it is the responsible thing to do for your own safety and perhaps the safety of your neighbor.
The fire department asks that if you do have a fire hydrant near your property that you dig a three foot circle around it and a path to the street, to help give them easier access in case of an emergency.
If you're unable to clear the snow, the department asks you call 201-666-0750.
Thank you for your help!