Township of Lower Merion, PA
Montgomery County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Added 12-6-1978 by Ord. No. 1843[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Although adopted prior to final adoption of this Ch. 145, this amendment is included herein pursuant to § 145-3C.
A. 
A snow emergency due to the actual or anticipated accumulation of snow of a depth of three inches or more upon the public streets of the Township shall exist when so declared by the Township Manager or his duly authorized representative. Anticipated accumulations shall be based upon information supplied by the National Weather Service. An aforesaid snow emergency shall cease to exist as a result of the removal of the aforesaid accumulation of snow from the public streets of the Township when so declared by the Township Manager or his duly authorized representative; provided, however, that in the event that a snow emergency is declared between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., then all parking restrictions provided for hereafter shall not become effective until 8:00 a.m.
[Amended 3-20-1996 by Ord. No. 3418]
B. 
Immediate notice of the existence of a snow emergency and of the end of a snow emergency shall be given to the public by the Township Manager or his duly authorized representative by means of appropriate announcements through available media sources.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall park a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked on either side of a snow emergency route during a snow emergency.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to obstruct or impede traffic on any street designated as a snow emergency route during a snow emergency by reason of his failure to have the vehicle operated by him equipped with snow tires or chains.
C. 
The designated portions of the following public streets are hereby declared to be snow emergency routes:
Street Name
From
To
Airdale Road
Montgomery Avenue
Lancaster Avenue
Anderson Avenue
Lancaster Avenue
Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore Avenue
Lancaster Avenue
County Line Road
Argyle Road
Lancaster Avenue
Haverford Road
Ashland Avenue
Mary Waters Ford Road
Jefferson Street
Bala Avenue
City Line Avenue
Montgomery Avenue
Belmont Avenue
City Line Avenue
Expressway
Bowman Avenue
Merion Road
Remington Road
Bryn Mawr Avenue
[Repealed 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875]
Bryn Mawr Avenue
[Added 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875]
Montgomery Avenue
City Line Avenue
Bryn Mawr Avenue
[Added 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875]
Morris Avenue
County Line Avenue
Church Road
Lancaster Avenue
Montgomery Avenue
Cloverhill Road
Lancaster Avenue
Morris Road
Conshohocken State Road
City Line Avenue
Borough of West Conshohocken
County Line Road
Airdale Road
Spring Mill Road
County Line Road
Ardmore Avenue
West Wynnewood Road
Hagysford Road
Old Gulph Road
Hollow Road
Harriton Road
Morris Avenue
Old Gulph Road
Haverford Road
County Line Road
City Line Avenue
Haverford Station Road
Montgomery Avenue
Old Railroad Avenue
Hollow Road
Conshohocken State Road
Expressway
Ithan Avenue, North
County Line Road
Morris Avenue
Lancaster Avenue
Airdale Road
City Line Avenue
Levering Mill Road
Belmont Avenue
Manayunk Road
Lindsey Avenue
Old Lancaster Road
County Line Road
Manoa Road
Haverford Road
Crosshill Road
Mary Waters Ford Road
Conshohocken State Road
Ashland Avenue
Matsons Ford Road
[Added 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875]
County Line Road
Borough of West Conshohocken
Meetinghouse Lane
Manayunk Road
Montgomery Avenue
Merion Avenue
[Added 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875]
Montgomery Avenue
Lancaster Avenue
Mill Creek Road
Montgomery Avenue
Old Gulph Road
Montgomery Avenue
Matsons Ford Road
Bala Avenue
Morris Avenue
Lancaster Avenue
Spring Mill Road
Morris Road
Lancaster Avenue
Haverford Road
Old Gulph Road
Harriton Road
Matsons Ford Road
Old Gulph Road
Montgomery Avenue
Williamson Road
Old Lancaster Road
County Line Road
Lancaster Avenue
Old Lancaster Road
Montgomery Avenue
City Line Avenue
Old Railroad Avenue
Lancaster Avenue
Haverford Township line
Overbrook Parkway
Haverford Road
City Line Avenue
Presidential Boulevard
Monument Avenue
City Line Avenue
Remington Road
Bowman Avenue
Haverford Road
Roberts Road
Old Gulph Road
Lancaster Avenue
Spring Mill Road
County Line Road
Conshohocken State Road
St. Asaphs Road
Conshohocken State Road
Monument Avenue
Williamson Road
Youngs Ford Road
Morris Avenue
Winding Way
Montgomery Avenue
Merion Road
Woodbine Avenue
Montgomery Avenue
Mary Waters Ford Road
Wynnewood Road, East
Lancaster Avenue
City Line Avenue
Wynnewood Road, West
Lancaster Avenue
County Line Road
Youngs Ford Road
Williamson Road
Conshohocken State Road
D. 
Official signs designating snow emergency routes will be of a permanent nature and will be located at least at the beginning and end of each snow emergency route and with no greater distance between such signs than 1/4 mile.
A. 
On the following public streets, no person, firm or corporation shall park a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked upon the side of such street as indicated below or in the circular part of any cul-de-sac during a snow emergency:
[Amended 6-15-1994 by Ord. No. 3365]
Penn Wynne Area
Side
From
To
Arbordale Road
East
Haverford Road
Garden Road
Garden Road
North
Overbrook Road
Yarmouth Road
Garden Road
East
Yarmouth Road
Haverford Road
Haverford Area
Side
From
To
Barrett Avenue
East and South
Lancaster Avenue
Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr Area
Side
From
To
Wayside Road
West
Pennsylvania Avenue
County Line Road
Penn Valley Area
Side
From
To
Schiller Avenue
South
Brookhurst Avenue
Woodbine Avenue
Cynwyd Area
Side
From
To
Llanfair Road
South
Pembroke Road
Kent Road
B. 
Official signs of a permanent nature will be posted along the above-mentioned sides of such streets so as to give reasonable notice of such restriction, bearing the legend NO PARKING THIS SIDE DURING SNOW EMERGENCY.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 145-63, Parking prohibited on both sides, was repealed 8-1-1979 by Ord. No. 1875, which also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 145-64 through 145-68 as §§ 145-63 through 145-67, respectively.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to leave any motor vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power or unattended upon any public street in the Township in violation of this article, and any such motor vehicle may be removed and/or impounded by the Township.
A. 
Vehicles parked in violation of this article shall be removed by a person authorized to perform such removal, at the direction of the Lower Merion Police Department, to a nearby garage or other nearby place of safety.
B. 
When a motor vehicle has been removed and impounded as aforesaid, the Lower Merion Police Department shall immediately attempt to verbally notify the owner of such vehicle of its removal and impoundment. Such notice shall indicate the place from which the vehicle was removed, the reason for the vehicle's removal and the location of the vehicle's impoundment. A written notice of the aforesaid facts shall be mailed by certified mail to the registered owner of the vehicle within 12 hours after the time of the vehicle's removal.
C. 
To reclaim a motor vehicle so towed and impounded, the owner of the vehicle must pay to the person, firm or corporation which towed and impounded the motor vehicle the costs of towing and storage.
[Amended 5-19-1982 by Ord. No. 2000]
D. 
No vehicle shall be removed and impounded under this article if, at the time of such intended removal, the owner or person in charge of such vehicle is present and expresses a willingness and intention to remove such vehicle.
[Amended 3-20-1996 by Ord. No. 3418]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any provision of this article shall be subject to a fine or penalty of $50, plus court costs.
Nothing in this article shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, any rights acquired or liability incurred or any cause or causes of action existing prior to the adoption of this article, nor shall any just or legal right, remedy or restriction of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this article.