Harrisburg declares snow emergency

Written by witf staff report | Feb 12, 2014 6:27 PM

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(Harrisburg) -- Harrisburg is slated to enact a snow emergency, effective midnight tonight.

Mayor Eric Papenfuse says the move requires residents to move their cars from emergency snow routes.

People can park for free at the Locust Street Garage. Free parking is also available on City Island, the Fire Museum at 1824 N. 4th Street, and at the Farm Show Complex (Maclay Street side near Front Entrance).

To qualify, drivers will need proper ID or documentation.  Residents may enter the garage until 10:00 p.m. tonight or from 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  tomorrow.  

Residents will need to show a driver's license with a Harrisburg address or proof of residency when exiting.  

Garage hours have been extended three hours until 10:00 p.m. tonight.  After 10:00 p.m. vehicles in the garage will not be accessible until 8:00 a.m. tomorrow.  The garage will then remain open and accessible to everyone until 7:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Unless further notice, all residents will need to exit the Locust Street Garage by 6:30 a.m. Friday to avoid being charged for parking in the garage during this period. Those wishing to park their cars after 10:00 p.m. tonight should chose City Island, the Fire Museum or the Farm Show. Cars must be removed from the Farm Show parking lot by 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Through special arrangement with the Capital Area Transit (CAT), shuttle service from the Locust Street Garage, City Island and the Farm Show, will be extended until 8:00 p.m. tonight. The shuttles will resume at 6:45 a.m. tomorrow, if weather permits.

Mayor Papenfuse is also urging people to voluntarily move cars parked on Penn, Allison and Zarker Streets to facilitate plowing, salting and access by emergency vehicles.

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Residents must move cars from Snow Emergency Routes: 

Division Street – Front Street to 7th

Second Street – Paxton St. to Division St

Maclay Street- Front to 7th St.

 Seventh Street – Division to Fisher Plaza St.  (Fisher Plaza is between Forster and Walnut Streets at the Capitol Complex, to the immediate east of the Main Capitol Building. The city has no responsibility for streets within the Capitol Complex)

Walnut Street – Fisher Plaza to Front St.

 Paxton Street – Cameron to City/Swatara Township line

 Derry Street- Mulberry Street Bridge to City/Paxtang Line

 Market Street – Cameron Street  to 25th St.

 State Street – Fisher Plaza to City/Susquehanna Twp. Line

 Herr Street – Cameron Street to city/Susquehanna Twp. Line

 Seventeenth Street – Sycamore Street to Arsenal Boulevard

 Thirteenth Street –  From State Street to Paxton  St. 

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