The township has established a road priority system for snow and ice removal operations. The priority streets are the heavily-traveled roads that lead in and out of Abington. They call these snow emergency routes.
These roads include:
- Old York Road - Moreland Road to Township Line Road
- Huntingdon Pike - Moreland Road to Philadelphia Line
- Fitzwatertown Road - Susquehanna Road to Moreland Road
- North Hills Avenue - Fitzwatertown Road to Moreland Road
- Highland Avenue - Old York Road to Mt. Carmel Avenue
- Easton Road - Mt. Carmel Avenue to Moreland Road
- Old Welsh Road - North Hills Avenue to Valley Road
- Susquehanna Road - Fitzwatertown Road to Huntingdon Pike
- Moreland Road - Kimball Avenue to Edge Hill Road
- Jenkintown Road - North Hills Avenue to Highland Avenue
- Mt. Carmel Avenue - North Hills Avenue to Highland Avenue
- Township Line Road - Old York Road to Fillmore Avenue
- Valley Road - Susquehanna Road to Lower Moreland
- Edge Hill Road - Moreland Road to Old Welsh Road
- Meetinghouse Road - Township Line Road to Huntingdon Pike
- Fox Chase Road - Meetinghouse Road to Huntingdon Pike
Parking is prohibited on these roadways during a snow emergency. Vehicles found parked on snow emergency routes during heavy snow storms may be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.
- Are property owners responsible for removing snow and ice from their sidewalks?
Property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from all sidewalks in front of their properties within twenty-four hours after a snowfall. Residents may wish to clear their driveways after the last pass of the snowplow.
- Are the Township equipment operators permitted to clear private roads and driveways?
The Township equipment operators are not permitted to clear private roads or driveways.
- Do not drive unnecessarily in a storm, especially during severe snowstorms and freezing rains.
- Where at all possible, citizens should park their vehicles off the street and remove vehicles from the roadside shoulder to enable snow plows to clear the roadways. This is especially critical during heavy snow storms. Citizens are also requested not to park their vehicles at the end of their driveways projecting out into right of way. During heavy snow storms these vehicles can become hidden and damaged by snow plows clearing your street.
- Do not shovel snow into the road or have your driveway plowed into the road. This can cause a serious traffic hazard. If possible, place snow on the side of your driveway opposite the direction the plow is traveling. By implementing this technique, the plow will push snow away from your driveway rather than back into it. Plowing or shoveling snow into streets is prohibited as it interferes with the use of these passageways.
- Snow plows cannot lift and carry snow from one area to another. The plow pushes the snow. The driver places it in an area most suitable to expedite the plowing, and opening the roads for the majority of residents in the most timely manner.
- If possible, wait until the road has been plowed before cleaning out the end of your driveway. There is no practical way to plow the road without depositing snow into your driveway.
- Help reduce the possibility of some broken mailbox posts. Plow operators are urged to take precautions to avoid hitting mailbox posts. Experience has shown that reduced visibility during a snow storm makes it difficult for a driver to see a post in time to avoid striking it or pushing it over with plowed snow.