Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street,
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-2467

A significant winter storm is expected this weekend. We want to inform Columbia residents that the Borough is watching the developing weather conditions and will communicate if and when an official Snow Emergency declaration will take place. The declaration will be posted on the borough website and announced via email and on WGAL.  

During a Snow Emergency, no vehicle may operate or park on a designated Snow Emergency Route. For your convenience, we have listed the routes below. 

Safety is our number one priority and we appreciate your cooperation and patience.


Columbia Borough Snow Emergency Routes:

Chestnut Street (North Second to North Ninth Street) 

Lancaster Avenue (Locust to Malleable Road)

Locust Street (Front to Ninth Street)

Ninth Street (Ironville Pike to Lancaster Avenue)

North Fifth Street (Chestnut to Locust Street)

North Third Street (Locust to Cedar Street)                   





The Borough’s online calendar is getting an update!

Please click on the link to access the meeting schedule for January 2019. 

What do a kids’ playgrounds, family picnic areas, and a cool splash pads have in common? They’re all super ideas for planning great community parks. Take the Columbia Parks & Recreation Plan Community Survey today to share YOUR ideas! Access the online survey here…

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