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Salt Conservation Plan Instituted
Due to a dwindling region-wide salt supply Hempfield Township will immediately implement our salt conservation plan. Hills, intersections and bends will be given salt priority, while flat roadways will be treated with a mix of salt and anti-skid. The township public works crew will continue to plow roads as needed.
Summer Employment for College Students
Hempfield Township currently has positions available for summer employment in the Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments. Eligible individuals must be full-time college students enrolled for the 2014 fall semester. For more information about the positions, deadlines, and how to apply, please click here http://www.hempfieldtwp.com/abouthempfield/employment.aspx .
PennDOT Issues Reminder to Keep Snow off of Roadways
Maintaining safe and passable roads is PennDOT’s top priority when dealing with winter weather. To help meet that need, PennDOT urges residents to not shovel snow onto state roads that have already been plowed. Snow should not be shoveled onto any roadway as this can increase the potential for crashes, and property owners can be held liable for any resulting crashes.
State law requires citizens to use and maintain their property in ways that avoid creating hazardous road conditions for others, including not obstructing highway lanes and drainage facilities with snow and ice. Fines can be as high as several hundred dollars.
PennDOT offers the following guidelines for shoveling or plowing snow on property adjacent to state-owned roadways:
· Snow should be shoveled or plowed to the right side of the driveway as you are facing the intersecting roadway (see attached diagram). By piling the snow away from the oncoming direction of the snow plows, the snow will not be pushed back onto the driveway.
· Eliminate snow piles at the property entrance whenever possible. High accumulations of snow can obstruct the vision of motorists, posing a safety hazard.
· Do not push snow onto roadways at any time. This creates a hazardous condition for all vehicles.
For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/winter.
Motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 5-1-1 or visiting www.511PA.com.
Bovard Tunnel Road -- Closures Scheduled Daily -- For 3 Weeks - Beginning 12/17/2013 - 7 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Norfolk Southern Railroad will be starting to perform some repairs above the Bovard tunnel beginning December 17th, 2013. The project is expected to last three (3) weeks, weather permitting. The closures are needed because of the possibility of materials falling during the performance of the repair work.
UPDATE: The contractor has re-started construction on the Bovard tunnel on January 13, 2014. Road closures will be in effect starting this date and lasting for the next 3-4 weeks. Road will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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