Franconia Twp. declares snow emergency

Township reminds residents of regulations

Published: 5:12 PM EST Feb 03, 2014

Franconia Township in Montgomery County has declared a snow emergency that continues until noon Tuesday -- and reminded residents of the regulations that accompany that declaration.

The following regulations are now in effect:

No vehicle shall be parked on any township roads or streets.

 No vehicle shall be parked in areas normally reserved for parking in the core of cul-de-sacs.

Any vehicle parked, stalled or incapable of moving under its own power or left unattended upon any road or street may be removed or towed away at the owner's expense to another location, at the direction of Franconia Township police.

It shall be the duty of all owners, tenants or occupants of occupied properties, and the owners or agents in charge of unoccupied properties,  to clear a pathway in the sidewalk in front of their properties abutting on public streets not later than 30 hours after snow or sleet has ceased to fall.

Such pathway shall not be less than 30 inches in width, thoroughly cleared of snow and ice or covered in cinders, sawdust or similar snow and ice control materials.

Where snow and ice are removed from the pathway, it may be piled on the curb side of the sidewalk, but not  piled in the gutter or the roadway.

Any person found in violation of the regulations can be convicted in a summary proceeding, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 per violation or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days.