New law forces Canonsburg residents to make house numbers visible

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CANONSBURG, Pa. - Officials in Canonsburg are implementing new rules to make sure all house numbers are clearly visible.

In hopes of cutting back on confusion for emergency personnel and postal workers, Canonsburg residents are being told they must have their house numbers visible from the street.

“For whatever reason it must be landing on deaf ears, and it’s our responsibility as leaders in this community to make it safer and more efficient. That’s why we started to move with the enforcement,” Canonsburg Mayor David Rhome said.

Channel 11’s Cara Sapida reported that at least 50 warnings have already been sent out to residents.

“We are trying to make it where everyone will comply. All we are doing is asking them to comply with the request of the borough,” Rhome said.

The penalties for not having visible house numbers could include a $50 per day fine and possible jail time, borough officials said.