Updated 9 p.m.: Municipal announcements in wake of Winter Storm Stella

By Travis Kellar - [email protected]


    As crews work to clean the snow left in Winter Storm Stella’s wake, several municipalities are postponing garbage recycling or making other announcements.

    The Luzerne County Boroughs and Townships Association dinner meeting at Genetti’s scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a future time.


    Dallas Area Municipal Authority will not collect trash Wednesday.


    Residents are asked to park on the odd number side of the streets Thursday so the Department of Public Works can clear snow.

    Exeter Borough

    A parking ban is in effect on Wyoming Avenue in Exeter through Wednesday.

    Forty Fort

    A snow emergency has been declared until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

    Residents are also reminded that shoveling or blowing snow into the roadway is strictly prohibited.


    Mayor Jeffrey Cusat official declared a state of disaster emergency as of 10:03 a.m. Wednesday.

    In the declaration, Cusat authorized the city’s emergency management coordinator to take all appropriate action needed “to alleviate the effects of this disaster.”

    Cusat also authorized agencies to hire temporary workers and use rental equipment to aid with cleanup efforts.

    Hanover Township

    The travel ban was lifted at 11 a.m. Wednesday though workers were still clearing snow from roads.


    There will be no curbside recycling or garbage collection for Zone #3. Curbside recycling collection is postponed until Wednesday, March 22, and garbage collection will be collected on Thursday, March 23.

    Parking is prohibited on the odd-numbered side of the streets today.

    Residents and businesses with off-street parking accommodations are urged to keep their vehicles off streets. Failure to comply with the parking regulations may result in vehicles being towed at the owner’s expense.


    A snow emergency remains in effect until noon Wednesday. Residents must remove vehicles from roads, where possible. All vehicles left on snow emergency routes, including Main and Bennett streets, will be ticketed and removed.


    The travel ban was lifted as of 6 a.m. Wednesday.


    There will be no trash pickup Thursday, and recycling is cancelled for Friday. The Plains Branch of the Osterhout Library will remain closed today and plans to reopen Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

    Plymouth Borough

    The state of emergency for the borough has been lifted.

    The borough is still operating under the winter snow emergency and temporary parking restriction order.

    Wyoming Valley West High School has offered the use of their parking lots to residents as soon as they are cleared of snow.

    Residents are to have all of their vehicles removed from the Wyoming Valley West High School parking lots by 8 p.m. Thursday, or they will be towed.


    Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s garbage and recycling collections will be on Thursday and Friday.

    Residents with driveways are asked to move cars off the roads, so the roads can be plowed without issue.

    West Pittston

    The travel ban is still in effect and will continue until approximately 7 a.m. Thursday. Borough officials are asking residents to please try to avoid throwing snow back onto the roadways.


    The travel ban within the city limits was lifted as of 4 a.m. Wednesday. Motorists are urged to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. The state of emergency remains under effect.

    Due to the severity of the storm, garbage and recycling collection has been suspended for the remainder of the week. Collection for all areas will resume next week beginning on Monday.

    Double collection will occur for these areas on Wednesday, March 22.

    Check back with the Times Leader throughout the day for a list of announcements as they are made.


    By Travis Kellar

    [email protected]

    Reach Travis Kellar at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @TLNews

    Reach Travis Kellar at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @TLNews

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