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Middletown Mayor James Curry stressed the Middletown Police Department had been instructed not to issue parking tickets after 10 a.m. today when the snow emergency in the borough had been lifted.

"Should you receive a ticket at 10:00 a.m. or later, it will be excused," Curry noted.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 16:45

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Middletown Snow Emergency Lifted At 10 a.m. Today

Middletown Mayor James Curry has issued the following statement:

"I have requested the snow emergency be lifted, effective 10:00 a.m. The police department has been instructed to issue no tickets after that time. Should you receive a ticket at 10:00 a.m. or later, it will be excused."

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:00

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Speed limits cancelled

PennDOT has all of the speed limit restrictions that were in place on most major highways in south central Pennsylvania as of 10 a.m. today.

Some restrictions had continued this morning major roads in Lancaster County – Rtes. 30, 283 and 222 but PennDOT's spokesperson Greg Penny noted those reductions have now been cancelled.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:16

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Speed limits reduced by PennDOT


Due to the winter storm impacting the region, PennDOT has temporarily reduced the speed limit on the major roadways in south central Pennsylvania.

PennDOT encourages motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: 

  • Interstate 81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon counties       
  • Interstate 78 in Lebanon County 
  • Interstate 83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties
  • Interstate 283 in Dauphin County 
  • Route 283 in Dauphin and Lancaster counties 
  • Route 22/322 in Dauphin County 
  • Route 22/322 in Perry County 
  • Route 581 in Cumberland County 
  • Route 11 in Franklin and Cumberland counties 
  • Route 15 in Adams, York and Cumberland counties 
  • Route 11/15 in Cumberland and Perry County counties 
  • Route 222 in Lancaster County between Route 30 and the Berks County line

Although PennDOT has crews treating roadways around the clock, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

Although PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 500 traffic cameras. The 511 site also provides easy-to-use, color-coded winter road conditions for all interstates and other routes covered in the 511 reporting network. Regional Twitter alerts are also available on the 511PA website. 

PennDOT also asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials. 

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.


Last Updated on Saturday, 21 February 2015 13:20

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Snow emergency to begin Middletown Borough


The Press And Journal has been notified by Middletown Mayor James H. Curry III that he has declared a snow emergency in the Borough, effective at 11 a.m. Sat., Feb. 21.

“According to the National Weather Service, a significant snow storm is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, followed by a period of sleet into Sunday.=,” Curry noted in the announcement. “That being said, I will be declaring a snow emergency in the Borough.”

According to the announcement snow emergency restrictions will be “strictly enforced and tickets will issued for any and all vehicles in violation of those restrictions.”

The announcement also noted that during a declared snow emergency, parking restrictions go into effect to facilitate the removal of snow from Borough streets. “During such an emergency, it is unlawful to park on the north side of designated east-west streets or on the east side of designated north-south streets, unless otherwise indicated,” the announcement added.

The declaration also noted that once the snow stops and it has been removed from those parking areas, parking there becomes permissible as long there is no interference with the Borough snow removal crews and no interference with traffic during the remainder of the emergency.

Mayor Curry’s announcement also noted that residents needing an off street place to park can use the lot behind Borough hall.

Below is a list of designated snow emergency route streets.


Name of Street



Adelia Street 


From Emaus Street to East Main Street 

Ann Street 


From Swatara Creek west to Grant Street 

Catherine Street 


From Emaus Street north to Main Street 

Emaus Street 


From Adelia Street west to Wood Street 

Grant Street 


From Ann Street to Wilson Street 

Main Street 


From Swatara Creek to Apple Avenue 

Roosevelt Street 


From Vine Street west to Union Street 

Union Street 


From Ann Street to Park Circle Road 

Union Street 


From Ann Street to its southern limits 

Vine Street 


From Water Street to Aspen Street 

Water Street 


From Vine Street to Catherine Street 

Wilson Street 


From Grant Street to and over the overhead bridge to Main Street 

Wood Street 


From Susquehanna Street north to Emaus Street


Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 19:11

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