When winter weather strikes, the Department of Public Works jumps into actions to keep our streets clear of snow and ice! Our trained crew labors tirelessly to prevent accumulation and to treat slick spots before they become problematic for motorists. The DPW has a firm understanding of modern road treatment procedures, which allows our employees to quickly return our thoroughfares to a passable state at minimal risk of damage to vehicles or abutting properties. Based upon weather factors, such as the anticipated low temperature and the severity of the snowfall, we diversify our use of salt, plowing, and anti-icing chemicals to achieve the most efficient results for our community.
Please note that DPW jurisdiction ends at the curb; property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their homes or places of business. The Department of Building Inspection/Code Enforcement has the authority to issue letters of violation or citations to individuals who fail to clear a safe path along their walkways. If you are unable to shovel your sidewalks due to age or disability, please call the Department of Administration at 412-884-1500, and the Borough will dispatch a neighborly volunteer to provide assistance at no charge.