In light of the impending snowstorm forecasted Saturday into Sunday, Mayor Eddie Morán has released a statement outlining the City of Reading’s proactive measures to ensure residents’ safety.
“In response and preparation to the impending snowstorm announced for tomorrow with a forecast of potential 3 to 6 inches of snow in the City, I share the following update. The Public Works Department crews are ready to begin snow plowing as soon as the snow begins to slow down. Our staff is committed to keeping us safe before, during and after the storm. We are hopeful the accumulation for this storm will be minimal and ask residents to please do their best to clear their sidewalks soon after the snow stops falling.”
Residents are reminded to keep emergency numbers on hand, with 9-1-1 being the designated contact for serious emergencies. The Fire Department’s non-emergency line is 610-655-4911, while the Police Department can be reached at 610-655-6116. For matters related to the Department of Fire & Rescue Services, residents can call 610-655-6080. Additionally, citizens are encouraged to report any issues or make special requests through the Citizen Service Center at 877-727-3234.
To access the City’s snow routes and gather more information, residents can visit ReadingPA.gov/Snow-Emergency Page.
As part of the precautionary measures, Mayor Morán advised residents to stay home if possible. Above all, he emphasized the importance of patience and kindness, stating, “We are each other’s neighbor.”