Upper Uwchlan Township
Styer Road in the snow

Winter Weather Alert

A significant storm system is expected to impact Upper Uwchlan Township and the surrounding region this weekend, January 19-20. Snow, freezing rain, and extremely low temperatures mean ice accumulation is possible. Visit weather.gov/phi for updated regional forecasts and the hazardous weather outlook. 

Avoid unnecessary travel, use caution when driving, and stay at least six car lengths back and away from snow plows. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, blankets, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Snow plow

Parking Restrictions

Now is the time to move your car off the street! 

Residents are reminded to remove all vehicles from public roadways during a winter weather event – There is NO PARKING on the roadway during snow and ice events that require plowing and/or salting. Vehicles parked on the roadway interfere with plowing and salting operations and will be ticketed and/or towed.

Stay Informed, Be Prepared

Visit the Upper Uwchlan Township website at www.upperuwchlan-pa.gov for all alerts related to winter weather. Sign up for Chester County weather and emergency alerts through Ready Chesco at www.readychesco.org. Comprehensive information about being prepared for snowstorms and cold can also be found at ready.gov.

Power Outages Possible

The ice and wind in the forecast mean that power outages are a possibility. Please call your electric provider (not 9-1-1) to report a power outage. To report downed power lines and outages to PECO, visit peco.com/outages or call 1-800-841-4141. View the PECO outage map at this link.

To prepare for potential power outages, make sure your emergency kit is stocked with flashlights and extra batteries, as well as non-perishable food, water, and warm clothing. NEVER use portable generators indoors or attempt to heat your home with an oven or stove.

Pony beside red barn in the snow

Shoveling Tips

It is a homeowner’s responsibility to maintain the walkways free of snow and ice. Residents are reminded to clear their sidewalks or walkways no longer than 12 hours from the conclusion of a snow/ice event. 

Shoveling can take a toll on your health! Dress warmly, take frequent breaks, and consult your doctor if you have a heart condition. 

Do not deposit snow (shovel and/or snow blower) into the roadway when clearing your driveway or sidewalks. The USPS would like to remind you to clear the snow from the front of your mailbox to facilitate mail delivery.

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