As the snow came to an end early Thursday morning road crews in Reading continued to work to clear city streets. Following a long day, city officials say all main streets are open and clear Thursday night.
Various side streets are still being plowed. Side streets snow plowing and streets widening will continue over the next couple of days.
Reading Public Works anticipates refreezing tonight as the sun goes down and the temperatures drop. According to city officials, 24-hour operations will continue into the weekend depending on conditions.
In addition, the department is asking residents to not shovel snow into the streets or put space savers out after shoveling on parking spaces.
City officials also provided an update on other departments. Waste and recycling collection service is expected to resume Friday. Thursday routes will be covered tomorrow, Friday, and Friday routes on Saturday.
“We remind residents to be patient. With the forecast showing temperatures as low as 19 tonight into tomorrow morning, the collection will start later than the regular schedule and take longer than usual. Please have your waste accessible. Leaving a path between cars will helps crews collect your waste more efficiently” reads a statement by the City of Reading.
The Reading Fire Department did not report any incidents, casualties or emergencies directly related to the snow storm.
Two minor isolated incidents were reported by the city as a result of the storm. A snowplow hit a car causing damage to its mirror, and a snowplow made a small dent to a rear headlight of a vehicle. City officials say these incidents are being handled by the Risk and Safety division of Human Resources.