Here is a compiled list of alerts, messages and advisories from various government departments and public safety. The Norristown Project will continue to update this thread as new messages are posted.
2/8 – From Norristown Public Works:
The Municipality has been divided into five (5) snow removal districts: West, North, Norris Hills, East, and Center. The West Snow Removal District is further divided into a subsection, titled South West, which consists of smaller and narrower streets that require the explicit use of our smaller plows.
Two (2) municipal plow trucks are assigned to each snow removal district. All of the plow operators will have a map and listing of the areas in their assigned district. Plowing in each district will be concurrent, meaning that each district will be plowed at the same time. Once a crew has completed their assigned routes in their district, they will continue repeating their route in their assigned district until plowing operations cease and all roads are clear of snow and ice.
Plow operators will widen each street as completely as possible before moving onto the next street. Each plow truck will make two passes down each street before moving on to their next assignment. Some of the smaller streets, particularly those with on-street parking, might only experience one pass due to the narrow nature of the road.
Once a street has been plowed, plow operators will report that information to the public works office which will then record the time of completion.
From Norristown Police Department on Nextdoor:
There’s a ** WINTER STORM WARNING ** for Eastern Montgomery County from midnight tonight until 6am Wednesday. US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly says we could see upwards of 3-6 inches of snow in places like Norristown, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, Lansdale, Ambler, Willow Grove, Glenside, Abington, Narberth, and Bala Cynwyd.
Across Western Montgomery County, there’s a ** WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ** in effect from midnight tonight until 6am Wednesday. Snowfall amounts may run in the 2-5 inch range in the Pottstown, Royersford, Collegeville, Souderton, and Harleysville areas.
Keep an eye on road conditions that could quickly deteriorate under heavy snow bands, and keep up with the forecast here: www.weather.gov/phi
From Montgomery County Health Department:
Norristown, PA (February 9, 2016) – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service. The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 through 9:00am on Monday, February 15, 2016. A Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration is made in Montgomery County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. A Code Blue is called when the combination of air temperature and wind chill is anticipated to be 20ºF or less. For general cold weather information, check the Montgomery County Health Department website: www.montcopa.org/codeblue.