As I write this story, Nazareth police cars are driving up and down Main Street, lights on, using loudspeakers to warn residents of an snow emergency. But Nazareth is failing to use technology at its fingertips. Nazareth subscribes to Nixle at a cost of $3,000 per year. One of the chief justification for its purchase is that it could be used to warn people of snow emergencies so they avoid a $100 fine, or worse, having their car towed. But Nazareth being Nazareth, it failed to use Nixle to advertise the snow emergency. In fact, the last time Nazareth used Nixle was to report that police found some sports equipment.
Update 10:38 am: Today, at 10:08 am and 11 hours after its snow emergency was in place, Nazareth finally issued a snow emergency alert on Nixle.