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Snow Removal

Declaration of a Snow Emergency allows the Department of Public Works and the Police Bureau to restore reasonable flow of traffic in the City as quickly and effectively as possible. Whenever possible, streets will be plowed curb to curb.

Click here for Snow Emergency Route Map

During a Snow Emergency, the City will advise the public through local media, the City website and social media outlets, South Central Alerts, and e-alerts. Click here to sign up for SC Alerts. Click here to sign up for e-alerts.

Cars parked along snow emergency routes must be moved within one hour of the declaration of a Snow Emergency. Failure to remove a vehicle from a Snow Emergency Route could result in a parking ticket or towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense.

Lancaster Parking Authority
Snow & Related Weather Emergency Policy

(as of 1/21/2016)

FREE parking during the snow emergency will be available for residents at the following Lancaster Parking Authority garages ONLY:

Prince Street Garage – 111 North Prince Street
Water Street Garage – 220 North Water Street
East King Street Garage – 150 East King Street
Duke Street Garage – 150 North Duke Street
North Queen Street Garage – 424 North Queen Street

Free Parking will NOT be available at the Penn Square Garage (25-51 East Vine Street) or Central Garage (43 South Prince Street). Regular rates will apply at theses garages.

You must pull a ticket upon entry. All vehicles must be removed within two hours of the snow emergency being lifted. Regular hourly rates will commence after that time. Continue to check the City’s website for updates and announcements to find out when the snow emergency is lifted. You can receive Snow Emergency Alerts by signing up for City e-alerts or South Central Alerts. You can also call the Snow Emergency Hotline at 717-291-4876.

Please direct any questions about parking to the Lancaster Parking Authority at (717) 299-0907.