Pre-Snow Reminders

Please monitor local news media to find out if a snow emergency is declared this weekend. Announcements will be made by WGAL News and To receive a phone call, text message, or email alert from the City, sign up TODAY. In the event of a snow emergency, alerts will be sent out through both South Central Alerts AND City e-alerts. You must sign up for BOTH of these alert systems to ensure that you are notified regardless of where in the city you live.

Click here to sign up for SC Alerts.

Click here to sign up for City e-alerts.

In the event that a snow emergency is declared, vehicles must be removed from designated snow emergency routes within two hours or they will be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Vehicles may not return to snow emergency routes until the snow emergency has been lifted. Any car parked on a snow emergency route during a snow emergency will be towed.

Click here to view a map of the snow emergency routes

FREE parking will be available for residents at the following Lancaster Parking Authority garages ONLY:

Prince Street Garage – 111 North Prince Street
Water Street Garage – 220 North Water Street
East King Street Garage – 150 East King Street
Duke Street Garage – 150 North Duke Street
North Queen Street Garage – 424 North Queen Street

Free Parking will NOT be available at the Penn Square Garage (25-51 East Vine Street) or Central Garage (43 South Prince Street). Regular rates will apply at theses garages.

You must pull a ticket upon entry. All vehicles must be removed within two hours of the snow emergency being lifted. Regular hourly rates will commence after that time. 

Please direct any questions about parking to the Lancaster Parking Authority at (717) 299-0907.

Towing Information

In the event that your car is towed during a snow emergency, the four tow companies below will be handling towing on the streets listed. Owners should contact the tow company directly to get their car back.

Silverback Towing 1103 Ranck Mill Road, Unit 3 | (717) 455-9772
North and South Duke Street, North and South Lime Street, North Queen Street, East Walnut Street 

Lancaster Fleet and Auto 1203 Marshall Avenue | (717)295-4444
South Queen Street, East King Street, East Orange Street, East Chestnut Street

Patriot-St. Denis Towing 58 North Donnerville Road, Mountville | (717) 285-0100
South Prince Street, West Chestnut Street, West Orange Street, Manor Street

Absolute Towing 136 Keller Avenue | (717) 509-3100
West King Street, North Prince Street, West Walnut Street

Snow & Ice Removal Reminders

Property owners are required to clear their sidewalks and the openings to any crosswalks of snow and ice within five hours of the end of the snow. If the snow ends overnight, the property owner has until 10 am. Do not shovel snow into the street.

If there is a fire hydrant or storm drain in front of or near your property, please clear them. 

Please be considerate of your neighbors. Have a neighbor who’s not home, elderly or handicapped? Please take some time and help them out with this task.