Cooperation of Borough residents is vital to the success of snow removal operations. Below are the snow removal policies in Shippensburg Borough.
Plowing operations begin with the accumulation of 3.5 inches of snow. Salting operations begin with an accumulation of one inch of snow or as slippery conditions develop. Snow will be plowed as close to the curb as possible. Driveways and sidewalks will be plowed shut; it cannot be avoided.
Residents/property owners must remove snow/ice from sidewalks and crosswalk entrances within twelve hours after the snow/ice has ceased to fall or form. If snow/ice accumulation ceases after 6 PM, snow/ice removal must be done before 10 AM the following morning, or within twelve hours if a twelve-hour period extends beyond 10 AM.
If removal does not occur within twelve hours, the Borough will be forced to contract to have the snow removed at owners expense and a $75.00 ticket will be issued. If ticket is not paid in full within 10 days, a citation will be issued.
As a reminder, it is unlawful to throw, place or dispose of any snow or ice upon any portion of any street, highway, avenue, or roadway. Shoveling snow onto public roadways creates hazardous driving conditions and property owners can be held responsible for accidents which result from snow being placed onto roadways.
Cleaning Snow around Fire Hydrants is Every Citizen’s Job. As soon as the snow stops falling, clear the fire hydrant nearest to your home or property.
A winter weather emergency may be declared by Borough Council, Mayor, Borough Manager or Police department when deemed necessary in their sole discretion to facilitate the movement of traffic and the removal of snow or ice in an effort to promote safe travel.
If declared, the winter weather emergency shall apply to King Street, Earl Street, Orange Street, Burd Street, North Prince Street, Fort Street( northern side only) and Stewart Place (inner loop). See below. All vehicles must be removed from affected highways within eight hours. Vehicles not moved will be subject to ticketing and towing.
111 N. Fayette Street
P.O. Box 129
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
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