Monday, February 03, 2014

Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton All Have Declared Snow Emergencies

Bethlehem's snow emergency starts at 7 pm. Vehicles not removed from snow emergency routes will be towed. The North Street and Walnut Street public parking garages, and street meters, will be free of charge for the duration of the snow emergency to accommodate parking needs. Cars must be removed from these locations as soon as the emergency is lifted. Residents are asked not to park on public parking lots due to the need to plow these lots.

“We understand that moving vehicles can be an inconvenience,” Mayor Bob Donchez said, “however even though the snow plowing operation will be nearly complete, the removal of cars from snow emergency routes will allow the plowing of snow curb-to- curb, freeing up valuable parking along emergency routes.”

In Easton, the emergency started at noon, and will continue until 9 pm. Vehicles parked along any SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES must be moved and may not return until the emergency is lifted. Residents living along Snow Emergency Routes are permitted to park in the 3rd Street Parking Garage beginning at 9:00 a.m. 2/3/14 without charge during the course of the emergency. Snow Emergency patrons will be required to have their vehicles removed by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday 2/4/14.

It started at noon in Allentown as well. That one stays in effect until further notice. Residents parked along snow routes will be ticketed and towed.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

But the city council meeting is on!

Anonymous said...

But the city council meeting is on!

Bernie O'Hare said...

I believe Easton canceled.

Anonymous said...

If there is a snow emergency and all the streets around city hall are marked, were do people park for the meeting?

Bernie O'Hare said...

They can park in the garage under City Hall, so long as they do not park in a police officer's slot. I was told there should be enough room. Good question. One of the police officers I spoke to recommended that no one drive tonight, and I conveyed his concerns to the city clerk's office. Don't know if they will meet anyway, but there it is.

Anonymous said...

I live up on 14th Street in Easton. How the hell am I going to park my car in the City Garage, walk all the way back home, and then walk back down to 3rd Street to get my car out by 9 AM? Boy, Easton really hates us in the West Ward and South Side. So glad I don't live up on College Hill, but Lafayette owns all that property pretty much anyway.

Bernie O'Hare said...

That's a haul, to be sure, and dangerous in this weather. I'd ask the CVS at 15th & Northampton for permission to park overnight. If you have a neighbor with a driveway, maybe he or she will let you share for the night. Barring that, I'd call the police (non emergency) and explain the situation. Maybe a cruiser could give neighbors rides home, which would be kinda' fun. Maybe Sal himself would give you a ride. Call.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I think a bus shoots up Northsmpton hourly too, but maybe not in an emergency.

Anonymous said...

What! You want me to ride with Sal? And catch that disease that was on the ocean cruise liner ship? Are you crazy? I haven't had my cooties shots, yet.

Anonymous said...

It s nuts Bernie. Why is Bethlehem city council torturing these poor people. They just applied for a vacant position, not cruel and unusual punishment. I mean we all know that Ms. Velazquez will be picked.
She worked on half their campaigns, Dolan has said she is the one and even the head of the Northampton County Democratic Committee told them to vote for her.

Enough with the showmanship. Just tell the good people,e thank you for your interest but for matters of safety only one person need come tonight. Don't even do those silly nominations of people that get nowhere. Just be real. this has gotten bad enough as it is.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"What! You want me to ride with Sal? And catch that disease that was on the ocean cruise liner ship? Are you crazy? I haven't had my cooties shots, yet."

Just bring hand wipes.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:23pm

14th Street in Easton isn't a snow emergency route. So not only don't have to move your car off the street, but you're not eligible for free parking in the city deck anyway.

But I suspect you already know that and are just looking for a reason to complain and to be the center of attention. (Oh, woe is you!)

Full list of Easton's snow emergency routes is here:
http://www.easton-pa.gov/publicworks/emsnowrouts.pdf

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:09,

What about those people that live at 14th and Northampton? Do they live on the snow emergency routes?

Anonymous said...

Vazquez not chosen. Cathy Reuscher was chosen.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I saw. Good choice. Wonder if all the work done by Dolan defeated her own choice.

Anonymous said...

The Hole of the valley know why Allentown pa has declared an emergency? This is due to allentowns asset sale on craigslist? Even the heavy equipment is gone, salt that was sold before winter started? The city without a clue and the king is just a cardboard cut out except cardboard is not GLUTTONOUS?

Correct me if I am wrong but nondisclosure of information is a crime as well as false information due to drastic miscalculation can be CONstrewed as theft by deception? Lets see if your sack is intact Bernie cause I think mr molovinsky lost his?

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Bernie O'Hare said...

Getting rid of the equipment needed to deal with a snowstorm would be criminally irresponsible, but it is also irresponsible to make accusations with absolutely no proof. If you don't have some good evidence that we can check out, I would not blame MM for refusing to allow you to make this accusation.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, u being an x pocket piker with a breifcase Iwould allow u to scan some of my documentation to verify my fact findings with there signitures to the document but not limited too?

Some of us are not content with taking there money and going away with the HUSHMONEY clause that rules the Home Rule Law this Almost sounds like the Brown Hole Law to me and I even have a threatining message saned on my phone recording machine?????


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Bernie O'Hare said...

I don't understand what you are saying. Try to be more clear.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry I have only seen you a couple of times but you have also seen me? One for instance right now billy's downtown beth site suffered a water issue closing that site, this is how the Hamilton Street Gang of Thugs opperate one of there many hostel take over tactics and if the pipes did frezz this would be because the heat was shut off? Now that being printed you fill in the rest with with all posts and that particular gang is not limited too allentown pa as there many colluded criminal CONsortiums are all subsidiaries of one entity and now have become but not limited too ReNew the hole of the valley? Giving articulated cats to there freinds like the Brown Hole Law Arena Enactment but not limited too?

Insanity is not knowing right from wrong? Watching this political Arena in the valley has my mind even more twisted than normal and as I type this my pocket phone is ringing with a restricted number like the threats to my dead mothers land line? MM knows a little as we spoke were he took a picture of garbage under a bridge, were I Have a picture of a craine that is native to allentowns waterways? There are many involved and now they have helpped destroy my youg sons moral compass because of ther actions or lack there of?

You will see me at the secret tweeted meetings that were canceled this week because the public is on to there theft of services as officials?

Rambling I Know But in my twisted mind it is explainable even with my limited mental abilities? My last comment on mm's I knew the meeting was going to be canceled before going on allentown pa official site?

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