Snow Guide

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  • East Penn School District: 610-966-8300
  • Lower Macungie Township Public Works:
  • PA State Police (Fogelsville): 610-395-1438
  • U.S. Postal Service (USPS): 610-966-3672

Practical Guide to Snow Preparedness

The Public Works Department (PWD) of Lower Macungie Township (LMT) is dedicated to the safety of all of our residents. The process of snow removal, which varies due to the intensity of each snow event, is a challenge for all of us. In an effort to prepare our residents for impending snowstorms we offer this guide to keep you informed as to what to expect when it snows.

  1. What We Do
  2. What You Should Do

What We Do

To help clear snow from the roads properly, the township plows and provides off street parking at the following locations:

  • Farmington Hills Park, 2300 Goldenrod Drive
  • Hills at Lockridge Community Center, 7125 Scenic View Drive
  • Wescosville Recreation Center, 5047 Hamilton Boulevard

Weather Emergencies will be announced with anticipated beginning and ending times on WFMZ Channel 69 News and on the home page of the LMT website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and our electronic information board in front of the Township Building.

Safety First - Move Your Vehicle

If a weather emergency is declared it is mandatory that all vehicles be moved from all streets. This allows access to snow plowing equipment so that these roads can remain open to emergency vehicles. Any vehicle in violation of the weather emergency requirements may be subject to towing and costs of reclamation. In the event your vehicle is towed, Contact the Towing Contractor (PDF). All towing charges will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner, payable directly to the towing service and are not part of LMT revenue.


Plowing occurs as needed when weather conditions arise. Our priority is to keep emergency routes and roads outside of developments open to allow for emergency vehicles and school buses. We attempt to maintain at least one lane of traffic on these roads. Residential streets, secondary roads and cul-de-sacs are plowed after emergency routes are opened. Due to the circular design of cul-de-sacs, it is difficult to equally distribute the snow along the curb line when plowing

If possible, we plow from curb to curb. This may take several return trips to your neighborhood depending upon the severity of the snow and because of obstructions on your street. If cars are parked on your street, we will remove as much snow as possible.

Note: our plow trucks do not travel at speeds of more than 20 miles per hour. Faster speeds create a throwback effect on the windshield. The force of snow being thrown from a plow creates the illusion that the vehicle is moving at a faster rate of speed.

Locations Not Plowed

LMT does not plow on:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Manufactured home communities
  • Private condominiums and/or communities
  • Private roads
  • State roads

View a list of PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Roads (PDF) that are located in LMT and visit the easy online PennDOT Customer Care Center to report concerns on state maintained roadways.

If you are unsure as to whether your road is a public road and need more information, please call the LMT Department of Public Works.