Winter Weather/Snow Removal Information

New Hope Borough residents are reminded of the following rules/policies regarding snow removal:

  • Where off-street parking or a driveway is available, no vehicle may be parked on any Borough roadway during a snow or ice storm until the Borough has plowed or deiced the full width of the cart way.
  • Per Borough Code (Ch. 233, Article I) - Streets and Sidewalks, Article I: Snow and Ice Removal:
    • Snow removal contractors and property owners may not deposit snow or ice from private properties and driveways onto public streets.  Snow and ice may not be placed in such a manner as to obscure the visibility of a fire hydrant or to obstruct or impede access to a fire hydrant.  
    • Property owners are responsible to remove snow and ice from sidewalks and pedestrian walkways within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall or freezing rain. 
    • Penalties for violations range from $50 to $300.
  • Streets owned by PennDOT are plowed and maintained by the State.  For a list of state-owned roads, visit the Roads page.

The cooperation of all Borough residents and businesses is greatly appreciated during winter storms. 

Tips for Clearing Snow

  • Wait until the snow plows have made a first pass before clearing your driveway. Be sure snow piles are located to the right of your driveway. This way, less snow will be re-directed into the driveway with each passing truck.
  • Clear your sidewalks and curbs. Neighborhood children need safe access to schools and bus stops throughout the winter months. Clearing your sidewalk helps children travel to school safely.
  • Be patient. State, county and Borough crews will work around the clock, if needed, if ensure all roadways are cleared as quickly as possible.