The exceptionally cold temperatures, freezing rain and snow this winter have required an unprecedented amount of salt to keep up with the weather. Salt treatment is essential to keep roads from refreezing, and salt suppliers have had a difficult time keeping up with the demand from state and local road crews.
Communities throughout our region, including Solebury, are currently running very low on road salt. Bulk suppliers are making every effort to replenish our salt pile. A new barge shipment has just arrived for unloading in the Delaware Valley and crews are racing against the forecast to deliver it to dozens of municipalities before the next round of storms hits.
Solebury Township crews are doing everything in their power to keep the roads clear and safe, but the pace of these storms combined with the regional salt shortage means that some roads may remain snow-covered longer than we would like.
Please continue to drive with caution during winter weather conditions and remember, with temperatures near or below freezing, when the road looks wet, it's ice.
Thank you for your patience as we work against these last few weeks of winter.
The Solebury Township Police Department will be taking prescription drugs for safe disposal on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations: The Solebury Township Police Station at 3092 Sugan Road, and at Giant Market at Logan Square on Route 202.
The iniative provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of old or leftover prescription drugs, preventing them from being flushed into local waterways, and educating the general public about the potential for medication abuse.
New Hope Crushed Stone has informed Solebury Township that blasting at the quarry site on Phillips Mill Road will occur Wednesday, March 4, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
All questions related to these activities should be directed to New Hope Crushed Stone at 215-862-5288.
Solebury Police, working in close cooperation with regional law enforcement agencies as far away as Martha's Vineyard, have brought numerous charges against a Doylestown man in a years-long burglary spree. Solebury Detective Roy Ferrari's ongoing investigation of a series of home robberies dating back to 2013 helped in the arrest and indictment of the suspect and restitution to local victims.
You can read an account of the outcome of this ongoing investigation and arrest at the New Hope Free Press website.