Keeping Township Roads Clear
The Department of Community Services keeps township roads clean and safe following a snowfall by plowing roadways and using chemical treatments that melt snow and ice on the pavement. Roads are cleaned in priority order, beginning first with major arteries, then moving to secondary roadways, and finally cleaning residential streets.
The Department makes every effort to keep all Township roads clean, but in cases of unpredicted or quickly falling snow it may take time for crews to make it to residential roads. The Department of Community Services is responsible for clearing snow and ice for over 80 miles of Township roads during the winter months. The Township, acting as an independent contractor, is reimbursed by PennDOT for snow removal on 20.25 miles of State roads (the Township does not maintain Route 8 for snow and ice removal). Middle Road and Duncan Avenue are maintained by Allegheny County.
For more information, or to request assistance with snow removal, contact the township between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 412-486-0400 ext. 1303.