City of Erie & Millcreek Township declare snow emergency

ERIE, Pa. - From the City of Erie:

The City of Erie has declared a Snow Emergency. Roads are dangerous and impassable.

This is an incredible amount of snow that we're trying to move and appreciate resident cooperation. Residents should stay off of City of Erie streets until it stops snowing, and we can get the roads open.

City plows have been out since the beginning of this storm, and we will continue to plow throughout the day today.

From Millcreek Township:

Millcreek Township has declared a Snow Emergency due to the historic snow that has fallen across the Township. Due to the Snow Emergency Drivers are not permitted on Township Roads without snow tires or chains. Any person found driving without having the vehicle equipped with snow tires or chains during the snow emergency may be subject to fines. Also, the 8-hour notice for vehicles parked on the roads has been suspended. There is no on street parking allowed during the snow emergency and vehicles will be towed without notice. Emergency Management also issues the following reminders:

- homeowners should clear their heater vents to prevent carbon monoxide buildup.

- If you are already traveling and become stuck, ensure that your exhaust pipe does not become covered with snow.

- Private plow operators and homeowners are reminded that depositing snow upon public roadways is an offense that is punishable by fines and is dangerous.

- Ensure that your fire hydrant is clear 3 feet around the hydrant.

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