Lehigh Valley

Numerous snow emergencies declared for local areas

Counties and cities in our area are calling for snow emergencies ahead of Wednesday's impending storm. Forms of travel are also operating on a severe weather schedule to keep its passengers safe.

Montgomery County has declared a state of emergency and all county offices will be closed. The county has also declared a "code blue". The 911 emergency call center will have increased staffing, but residents are asked to only call 911 if they need a response by police, fire or EMS. Outages should be reported to your electric service provider. 

The city of Easton has also declared a snow emergency. Residents living along the snow emergency routes will be allowed to park in the Pine Street or South Third Street parking garages starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, but cars must be removed by 7 p.m. Thursday. Trash pickup is postponed until Thursday.

The city of Allentown says it's prepared for Wednesday. Public Works Director Craig Messinger says plows are mounted on 48 trucks and they have an ample supply of road salt. Crews are set to get an early start on garbage Tuesday night by 8 p.m. 

Lehigh Valley International Airport already has cancellations due to impending weather. It asks flyers to check with their airline for any schedule changes. In addition, SEPTA is set to operate on a severe storm schedule Wednesday, which means it will operate on a Saturday timetable with adjustments. Visit SEPTA's site for additional schedule details.

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