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Emergency Management Update - 3/6 at 4pm

Updated information 3/6/18 4:00 pm:

* State of Emergency still exists in Delaware Township.

* The township building will be closed Wednesday March 7th, the day the heaviest snowfall is expected.

*Please check the Township’s Facebook page, website and voice mail message (570-828-2347) for updated information.

 *Tomorrow March 7th, please do not travel.

*Residents are encouraged to be inside and to remain in a safe place during this long duration event.

*If you plan to shelter in place have enough food, fuel and water for several days.

*The new storm will severely impact emergency responders and township services as well as state services. Call 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

*Anticipate that it may be several hours after the storm before travel is safe and practical again.

*Per Pike County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) the following shelters that are open are: Dingmans Volunteer Fire Department, Bushkill Volunteer Fire Company and for any other emergency shelter needs please dial 911.

*Pike County EOC will remain in operation throughout the next a storm.

*We ask that the public be vigilant with regards to the welfare of neighbors; to be prepared for an additional time without power and to understand travel should be considered in only the most necessary of circumstances.

*Warming center operations will resume at the township building on Thursday, March 8th, from 9am-4pm.  Water and MRE’s will be available.

Governor Wolf Outlines Preparations for Latest Severe Winter Weather Forecast Commonwealth Asks Drivers to Avoid, Postpone Unnecessary Travel

Harrisburg, PA –Beginning at midnight on Tuesday, PennDOT will impose a ban on empty straight trucks, large combination vehicles (tandem trailers and double trailers), tractors hauling empty trailers, trailers pulled by passenger vehicles, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, or RVs, on:

I-80 from the junction with Interstate 81 to the New Jersey line.

I-84 from the junction with Interstate 81 to the New York State line.

Restrictions will remain in place as long as warranted through the storm.

The heaviest snows are expected to fall during much of the day Wednesday. In anticipation, PennDOT is moving five plow trucks and two graders along with 18 employees into Pike County to address any issues on Interstate 84, as well as 20 plow trucks and two graders along with 46 employees to address any issues on Interstates 80, 380, and Route 33 in Monroe County and the Lehigh Valley. The crews are being moved from western Pennsylvania to assist in this storm response.

“I cannot stress enough the importance for everyone to heed weather forecasts, listen to directions from emergency officials, and plan accordingly,” Governor Wolf said.

Motorists are reminded that roadways will not be free of snow while precipitation is falling.


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