TOWNSHIP SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENTS

SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT
FROM EASTERN BERKS REGIONAL POLICE


Eastern Berks Regional Police are monitoring weather forecasts in anticipation of the possibility of excessive rainfall in the afternoon and evening hours on Wednesday September 1st. We want to reassure the community that we are monitoring the situation and planning so that we can respond quickly and efficiently as needs arise. Officers will be on patrol, and will be prepared to respond to calls for service throughout the storm. We will also be communicating and working with our municipal road and street departments, and our Fire Department and EMS counterparts as the need arises. Roadway flooding is the most common situation we encounter with heavy rainfall. We recommend that everyone avoid travel during the storm if possible. If you must travel, do not attempt to drive through standing water on the roadway, as you may not be able to accurately determine how deep the water is. Also do not drive around cones or barricades, even if you cannot see a reason why the road is impassable. The barricades or cones may be placed at the last point of egress, so that you can easily detour onto another road, rather than getting to a hazard location and then having to turn around. The real danger may be beyond where you can see.  ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE THROUGH HIGH WATER IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. Our office is normally staffed from 8 AM to 5:30 PM, and our administrative staff will attempt to answer calls that come into our office. You may call us at 610-369-3050 or 610-367-5550 for non-emergency needs. In rare cases in the past, our phone service has gone down during severe weather. If you cannot get through to our office, that could be the case.  You can also call Berks County Communications Center at 610-655-4911, or 1-800-372-9111 for non-emergencies, and ask to have a police officer call you back. In an emergency, always CALL 911. We will attempt to update this message with current road closures in our area throughout the storm. Eastern Berks Regional Police serve Colebrookdale Township and the Boroughs of Boyertown and Bechtelsville.

The Township offices will be closed in observance of the following holidays in 2021:

Friday, January 1st, New Year; Monday, February 15th, President’s Day; Friday, April 2nd, Good Friday; Monday, May 31st, Memorial Day; Monday, July 5th, Fourth of July; Monday, September 6th, Labor Day; Thursday, November 25th, Thanksgiving; Friday, December 24th, Christmas Day.

The Township offices will also be closed on Friday, December 31st, 2021 in observance of New Years Day.

OTHER COUNTY CANCELLATIONS:

Due to the COVID-19 Virus the Berks County Sheriff's Department had informed us that no gun permits will be issued at any remote locations effective immediately. At this time permits can be obtained at the Berks County Sheriff's Department or the Reading Airport location. 

Any questions please contact the Berks County Sheriff Department at 610-478-6240.