SEE BELOW FOR WINTER STORM INFORMATION

The City of Pittston is prepared to respond to protect residents, visitors and businesses in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

The city government operates a full-time, full service Fire Bureau staffed with expertly trained firefighters/EMTs, trained to respond to any situation. Assistant Fire Chief Billy Williams is designated as the City Emergency Management Coordinator and heads the Emergency Management Agency which coordinates disaster response.

The Pittston Police Department provides full-time police protection. The Pittston Street Department is prepared to respond to winter storms, summer thunderstorms, and street flooding events.

Pursuant to the Home Rule Charter, Mayor Jason Klush holds the power to declare a city state of emergency when needed.

In the event of an emergency, more information will be posted on this page as needed.

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WINTER STORM – MARCH 14, 2017

TRAVEL RESTRICTION IMPOSED; DISABLED AND/OR PARKED VEHICLES OBSTRUCTING PUBLIC STREETS AND ALLEYS TO BE TOWED

Pursuant to the Mayor’s Declaration of Emergency, the Chief of Police is hereby immediately restricting the operation of motor vehicles on city streets and alleys of the City of Pittston. Disabled and or parked vehicles obstructing on public streets and alleys will be towed at owner’s expense as deemed necessary and prudent for the public safety and welfare. Thank you for your immediate attention to this restriction.

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ALL GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION FOR WEDNESDAY MARCH 15 IS SUSPENDED.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM BRIEFING AS OF MARCH 14th 4:30am EDT CLICK HERE:  NWS Briefing 430am March 14th

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MAYORAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY FOR FULL TEXT CLICK ON LINK:   Declaration of Emergency Mar 13 2017

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CITY GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION CANCELLED FOR TUESDAY MARCH 14TH 

Due to the impending winter storm, the Pittston City Streets & Sanitation Department announces all garbage and recycling collection scheduled for Tuesday March 14th is cancelled. Weather permitting, the garbage and recycling scheduled for Tuesday collection will be collected Wednesday.  Further updates on changes to the collection schedule will be given after the storm.

STREET DEPARTMENT ISSUES TRAVEL AND PARKING ADVISORIES

The Street Department requests, to the extent possible, that if you can move your parked vehicles off the street, please do so to facilitate plowing.   Additionally, residents are advised to not travel during the storm or immediately after unless it is absolutely necessary.  Please stay clear of all working snowplows and other snow removal equipment. The Pittston City Street Department thanks you for your cooperation! Stay safe!!

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BLIZZARD WARNING

  • Issuing Office: Binghamton

Source: National.Weather.Service

2:59pm EDT, Mon Mar 13

… BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS… WAYNE, PIKE, LACKAWANNA, AND LUZERNE COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA. * HAZARD TYPES… HEAVY SNOW, AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING. * ACCUMULATIONS… SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 14 TO 20 INCHES IN VALLEY LOCATIONS AND UP AROUND 2 FEET AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. * TIMING… SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA NEAR OR JUST PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH HEAVY SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON TUESDAY. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO LIGHTER SNOW AND SNOW SHOWERS TUESDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL INCREASE FROM THE NORTH OR NORTHEAST LATER TONIGHT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH LATE TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY TUESDAY. MOST OF THE SNOW WILL BE OVER BY TUESDAY NIGHT BUT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS THROUGH WEDNESDAY. * IMPACTS… THE HEAVY SNOW WILL COMBINE WITH STRONG WINDS TO CAUSE LOW VISIBILITY ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. WHITE OUT CONDITIONS WILL BE COMMON, ESPECIALLY OVER THE POCONO PLATEAU. TRAVEL WILL BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE IN MANY AREAS. BITTER WIND CHILLS MAY PRODUCE FROSTBITE WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE COLD. * WINDS… NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. * VISIBILITIES… SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS FOR SEVERAL HOURS. * TEMPERATURES… MOSTLY IN THE 20S. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. A BLIZZARD IS THE MOST DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING WINTER STORM. BLIZZARDS REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN 1/4 MILE FROM FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH FREQUENT WIND GUSTS OVER 35 MPH FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS. A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS THAT PROLONGED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING WHICH WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS OR EVEN IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU VENTURE OUT, YOU COULD BE RISKING YOUR LIFE. &&