In anticipation of heavy snow Wednesday, the Reading Public Works department has begun salting city streets to mitigate snow accumulation of the storm.
City officials say they have 30 employees scheduled to support Public Works before, during and after the storm, covering 24/7 on three shifts. Crews main focus is on snow plowing and salting.
Officials are asking residents to only park in designated areas to allow crews to navigate the City streets.
Due to the forecast, the City has also moved trash and recycling collection to 4am from 6:30am on Wednesday.
“I’m in constant communication with Public Works for periodical updates. To the residents, I ask you to please stay at home and don’t leave if you don’t have to. We are also dealing with COVID-19; your safety and health is a priority to us,” said Mayor Eddie Morán.
“The Citizens Service Center phone lines are open to receive community reports at 877-727-3234; we encourage everyone to download the City iRequest app as we will be sending push notifications updates.”
Information and updates are available on the City’s website:
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for the City of Reading and Southeastern Pennsylvania region for Wednesday December 16, 2020, 10am, through December 17, 2020, 10am. Heavy snow, up to 12 inches is expected.