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Posted on: February 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] *UPDATE* Sunday 2/22/2015-Snow Emergency Plan Still In Effect

City Snow Emergency Plan still in Effect-02/22/2015

The Frederick Police Department would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency plan is still in effect. The mayor will revisit the topic later this evening and will decide when to lift the snow emergency plan. We would like to remind everyone the importance keeping the snow emergency routes clear so crews can continue to work on removing snow.

Author of Press Release: A/Sgt. M Carrado (301-600-6232)

City Snow Emergency Plan in Effect at 1:00 PM
City Snow Emergency Plan in Effect at 1:00 PM
Vehicles Must Be Move from Snow Emergency Routes
Frederick, MD – February 21, 2015: Mayor Randy McClement has called for the Snow Emergency Plan to go into effect for The City of Frederick at 1:00 PM today, Saturday, February 21st. During a Snow Emergency, City residents are not permitted to park on designated Snow Emergency Routes.
Citizens are reminded that all vehicles must be moved from the snow emergency routes listed below within two hours of the time the snow emergency plan goes into effect. Any vehicles parked on these streets may be towed at the owner’s expense. Vehicles not moved off of designated Snow Emergency Routes by 3:00 PM today risk the chance of being towed.
Vehicles traveling on Snow Emergency Routes will also be required to use snow tires or chains. Residents who reside on a snow emergency route are asked to plan ahead and park elsewhere.
As a reminder, normal parking rates will remain in effect for all five City parking garages.
Please note the following:
1) Be advised, with the amount and type of snow predicted, driveways WILL be plowed in. Vehicles that remain on the street WILL have large amounts of snow piled around them. Snow plows will come through each street multiple times; it is advised that residents wait until the snowfall ends, before clearing driveway openings and curb cuts.
2) Be aware and alert for possible downed trees and power lines due to the heavy snow. Report downed and low hanging power lines by calling 1-800-686-0011. Do not attempt to cross over or under downed lines.
3) Report downed trees or other NON - EMERGENCIES by calling 301-600-1440.
4) City Code requires all sidewalks to be cleared 12 hours after the snow stops falling. In addition, snow or ice may not be deposited onto and public street or sidewalk.
5) For road conditions, call 800-327-3125, monitor your local media outlets, or go to for current conditions
6) The City’s priority is to maintain all Snow Emergency Routes. These routes will be cleared first and continually until snowfall slows and other neighborhoods can be reached. Snow emergency routes are as follows:

Please note the following Snow Emergency Routes:

Street Start End
1. Market Street route 70 Bridge Route 26
2. Bentz St/ Motter Avenue/
Opossumtown Pike West South Street North City Limits
3. East Street Monocacy Blvd (Walser Drive) North Market Street
4. Baughman’s Lane US Route 40 Rosemont Avenue
5. South Jefferson Street Prospect Boulevard West Patrick Street
6. Monocacy Boulevard East South Street East Patrick Street
7. S. Market Loats Alley
8. Monocacy Boulevard Gas House Pike MD Route 15
9. Gas House Pike/ Monocacy Blvd. East St.
Church Street
10. Mill Island Prkwy Waterside Drive Monocacy Ford Road
11. Patrick Street NB/ Ramp US Route 15 Bailes Lane
12. South Street / West Patrick Street City Limits
Reich’s Ford Road
13. Yellow Springs Road/ City Limits N. Bentz Street
Rosemont Avenue/
Dill Avenue
14. Seventh Street Military Road East Street
15. Butterfly Lane Mt. Phillip Road Route 180
16. Military Rd. West 7th St. Rosemont Ave.
17. Waterside Drive Monocacy Blvd. City Limits
Clearing Ice & Snow from Sidewalks
It is the responsibility of the resident to clear sidewalks from snow and ice according to Section 22-16 of The City of Frederick, Maryland Code which states within 12 (twelve) hours after snow stops falling, a person owning or occupying a lot or part of a lot abutting a City sidewalk shall remove the snow and ice and clear a path four (4) feet wide or the entire width of the sidewalk, whichever is less.
If a property owner fails to comply with the provisions of Section 22-16 of The City of Frederick, Maryland Code, a fine not exceeding $100.00 may be issued and the snow removed by the City with the resultant costs assessed to the property owner.
For information regarding inclement weather call the City’s Emergency Public Information Line 301-600-1300.
For additional information contact Susan Harding at or 301.600.1385

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