The following information is intended for businesses and residents located along a designated Snow Emergency Routes. These routes are marked by signage. These are the general regulations that address your responsibility during a snow emergency.
Snow Removal Prioritization
Frederick has categorized the streets within the city in order to prioritize Snow Removal Services. Streets are typically broken down into three categories; Snow Emergency, Collector and Local Streets. The streets that are designated as Snow Emergency Routes have been determined to be the major traffic arteries, which need to be kept open at all times.
The Snow Emergency Routes are cleared first and we must keep them passable at all times under all conditions. It is only after these streets are satisfactory are we able to move on to the Collector and then the local streets.
Parking & Driving
When a Snow Emergency is declared, it will be announced via local radio broadcasts, telecasts and the City website. In addition, we will have a recorded message on the City Emergency information line - 301-600-1300. Parking on Snow Emergency Routes is prohibited on any posted Snow Emergency Route, starting 2 hours after the Snow Emergency declaration.
Please remove all vehicles within the required time. Prohibited parking shall remain in effect until the Snow Emergency has been lifted. Cars in violation, may be towed at owners expense.
Vehicles traveling on Snow Emergency Route restrictions are required to have snow tires or chains. Enforcement of the Snow Emergency Route restrictions is conducted by the Frederick City Police.
Emergency Snow Routes
The following table lists snow emergency routes in the City of Frederick. Thank you in advance for assisting the City to protect public safety. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works at 301-600-1440.
|Market Street||Route 70 Bridge||Route 26|
|Bentz Street/Motter Avenue/|
|West South Street||North City Limits|
|East Street||Monocacy Boulevard (Walser Drive)||North Market Street|
|Baughmans Lane||U.S. Route 40||Rosemont Avenue|
|South Jefferson Street||Prospect Boulevard||West Patrick Street|
|Monocacy Boulevard||South Market Street||East Church Street|
|Monocacy Boulevard||Gas House Pike||Maryland Route 15|
|Christophers Crossing||US Route 15||Walter Martz Road|
|Church Street||Monocacy Boulevard||East Street|
|Gas House Pike||Monocacy Boulevard||City Limits|
|Mill Island Parkway||Waterside Drive||Monocacy Ford Road|
|Schifferstadt Boulevard||East Church Street||North Market Street|
|McCain Drive||Key Parkway||Butterfly Lane|
|Walter Martz Road||Christophers Crossing||Tuscarora Creek Blvd|
|Patrick Street||Northbound Ramp U.S. Route 15||Bailes Lane|
|South Street/Reich's Ford Road||West Patrick Street||City Limits|
|Yellow Springs Road/Rosemont Avenue/Dill Avenue||City Limits||North Bentz|
|Seventh Street||Military Road||East Street|
|Butterfly Lane||Mount Phillip Road||Route 180|
|Military Road||West 7th Street||Rosemont Avenue|
|Waterside Drive||Monocacy Boulevard||City Limits|
|New Design Road||Route 70 Bridge||South Market Street|
|Key Parkway||Baughmans Lane||Old Camp Road|