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PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILJoe Schwindenhammer, Diane Czar and Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church Pastor Brian Riedy join Police Chief Douglas Kish at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., Catasauqua, for a Coffee with the Cops event Jan. 24. PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILJoe Schwindenhammer, Diane Czar and Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church Pastor Brian Riedy join Police Chief Douglas Kish at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., Catasauqua, for a Coffee with the Cops event Jan. 24.

Coffee with the Cops group talks about snow emergencies

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Blocker’s Coffeehouse hosted Coffee with the Cops Jan. 24 at the 309 Front St., Catasauqua, location. The event is sponsored by Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

At the event, a discussion came up about snow emergencies and street parking.

One of the guests, Diane Czar, almost got caught violating the mayor’s snow emergency during a recent snowstorm. Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church had a chili cook-off planned, which was canceled.

“In Catasauqua, when the mayor declares a snow emergency, it only means parking on one side of the street. We do that so we can clear the streets faster,” Police Chief Douglas Kish said.

In Catasauqua, there are no emergencies other than snow.

What happened to Czar is she went to Blondie’s and thought it was odd there were so many street parking spaces available. When she went out, one of the neighbors alerted her to the snow emergency. There was no snow, so she dodged a ticket.

“One of the things we recommend is to sign up for the snow emergency alerts from WFMZ,” Kish said.

The WFMZ alerts are sent via text right to your cellphone, so you will know if a snow emergency has been declared.