Cars parked on snow-covered streets in EHT can be ticketed, towed

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Township officials issued a reminder to residents about the township code regarding snow plowing and parking regulations.

Township code “prohibits parking on any snow covered street throughout the entire township,” the message stated. “If a vehicle is parked on a snow covered street, it may be ticketed and towed. If snow is forecasted, you must park off the street. If a snow emergency is declared, only emergency vehicles will be allowed on the streets. Please stay off the road during a snow emergency.”
The Public Works Department open streets “curb to curb for emergency vehicles, drainage and safe traffic flow,” it stated.

“Please drive according to road conditions. If possible, please wait until the snow plow passes your home to shovel your driveway and mailbox. If you shovel snow before the plow passes, it's a good idea to pile the snow to the right of your driveway facing street. This will minimize, not eliminate, the amount of snow pushed back into your driveway by the plow.
“Please understand, if the plow pushes snow into your driveway and mailbox we can't come back to clear them out. That is the property owner’s responsibility. Your cooperation during these times is greatly appreciated by the department of public works and our public safety providers,” it stated.

The following plowing schedule is used by the department to clear streets:
1st - Main arteries and emergency facilities
2nd - Secondary Roads
3rd - Residential streets and cul-de-sacs

Note: During severe snow conditions the main roads may be plowed multiple times before secondary roads are done.

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