Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions, winter is coming back in a big way to start the week. The Falls Township Several inches of snow are expected to fall Sunday night throughout Lower Bucks, and Falls Township has declared a snow emergency.
Falls Township Emergency Management Coordinator Richard Dippolito made the call Sunday morning. The 24 emergency period officially begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and ends the same time on Monday.
“This declaration requires all residents to move all vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. off the street and in to your driveway,” the announcement reads. “We ask that you limit your travel if at all possible. Any Vehicles left on the street may be ticketed and/or towed.”
Most forecasts say storm will begin around 5 p.m. and should end around 11 p.m. They also predict things to calm down by Monday morning.
Regardless of the exact amount of snow, the National Weather Service wants people off the roads.
“A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible,” a warning from the NWS Mount Holly NJ office said. “If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”
Different municipalities may have variations in their snow storm protocol. Bristol Township mandates residents clear the sidewalks in front of their homes within 24 hours. People should not then place this snow in the roads as it may hinder snow plow efforts.