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Old 02-10-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Hellertown, PA
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Hi! This is my first thread on these forums and I know I'm not starting out on the best note here, but anyway, this is my first winter living in Allentown.

I'm wondering why the city is allowed to leave some of these streets the way they are, with the ice and snow. I live on the corner of Tilghman and N. Jordan street. The ice is so severe to the point where I can't move my vehicle from it's parking space to go to work. When cars are able to be moved out of the parking spaces, the sheet of ice in the middle of the road is so high that it scrapes up against the bottom of the car. My apartment complex provides us with a small parking lot that they don't shovel out at all (they don't shovel the sidewalk, either), so I need to use street parking when it snows.

Now, I fully realize the fact that it is extremely difficult to shovel a street which uses both sides for parking, if not impossible. But why can't the city tell everyone to move their car temporarily so it can be taken care of properly? I only have lived in small towns before this, and I realize that idea might sound totally stupid to a city of over 100,000 people, but I overheard a coworker's conversation who lives a few blocks over and she said the police made them move their cars so the city could plow the snow on her street.

My question is, Is anyone else experiencing this frustration living here? Is there really anything you can do about it? I need to pay rent and some days I can't make it to work because of this issue.
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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Welcome to Allentown! This has been a tough year. As you stated it is extremely difficult to effectively remove snow and ice from streets that are crowded with parked cars. Your co-worker probably lives on a snow emergency route. Only a snow emergency route or posted no parking signs would require people to move their cars. It is pretty poor of your landlord not to remove the snow from your parking lot or the sidewalk. Maybe an apartment in the suburbs is your solution.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Hellertown, PA
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Yeah it's been rough, I think we're paying for having easy winters the past few years (I previously lived in easton), haha. And the snow emergency route makes sense. I didn't even think of that. Allentown is a pretty cool city otherwise! Thanks for the reply.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Hellertown, PA
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My street is officially not allowing parking for this storm! YAY! (Perhaps this means they will plow!)
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:57 AM
 
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My street is officially not allowing parking for this storm! YAY! (Perhaps this means they will plow!)
Good luck. Let us know how your and other allentown roads are after the storm. Sadly, suburban roads are plowed seemingly every hour.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Hellertown, PA
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Oh wow you guys are lucky. Tilghman street doesn't look particularly bad, but I am parked on a back street (Meadow St.) since they are hopefully taking care of Jordan st. I bet my car will be buried!
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:38 AM
 
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Snowplow just went through our neighborhood, so the street looks pretty good. Kaini, if it helps at all, think of the hours that those of us in small towns are shoveling out driveways. And than going back to do the after plow block up at end of the driveway!
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Hellertown, PA
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Toobusytoday, as a native of Watertown, NY, I have spent many hours doing the same so trust me, I know your pain! Winter is my favorite but it certainly has its drawbacks.

As I type this, there are three large dump trucks clearing out the snow and ice on my street. Hooray!
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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Watertown, NY - now that's a snow zone place! One thing I discovered when we lived in upstate NY, was that they really knew how to maintain roads in the winter. It's a great skill!
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Hellertown, PA
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Yes!! That's what I always tell everyone here and no one believes it. I feel as if we in Pennsylvania know that we get snow every year, yet we are never prepared for it. Maybe this year will teach everyone!
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