SANATOGA PA – Blame the weather.
A snow emergency has been declared for today (Monday Feb. 3, 2014) in Lower Pottsgrove Township, the township offices officially closed at noon, trash and recycling collection has been postponed until Tuesday (Feb. 4), and on the order of President Bruce Foltz the Board of Commissioners canceled its meeting tonight and re-scheduled it for next week.
The emergency declaration gives police the authority to remove from local highways any vehicles that are not properly equipped with snow tires or chains, and to make any “expedient” purchases that an emergency may require, Chief Michael Foltz explained. An expiration date and time for the current emergency was not indicated, but it is expected to last into tonight as the inclement weather persists.
Concern for the safety of township employees prompted the municipal building at 2199 Buchert Rd. to close at noon, township receptionist Jennifer Griffith said by e-mail on behalf of Manager Ed Wagner. The staff there will resume normal business hours Tuesday (Feb. 4) at 8 a.m., she said.
As for those who optimistically put out garbage cans and bags at curbside this morning, they won’t be picked up until Tuesday, Griffith added.
Township commissioners are abiding by the emergency declaration too. Foltz officially postponed tonight’s meeting until Feb. 11 (2014; Tuesday) at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.
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