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Posted on: March 4, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City Snow Emergency Plan in Effect at 10:00 PM

The City of Frederick plan will be put into effect at 10:00 PM....

Frederick, MD – March 4, 2015: Mayor Randy McClement calls for the Snow Emergency Plan to go into effect for The City of Frederick at 10:00 PM today, Wednesday, March 4th. 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 when 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 10:00 PM today risk the chance of being towed.

As a reminder, normal parking rates will remain in effect for all five City parking garages.

The Department of Public Works would like to remind residents to be aware of and obey the Restricted Parking designations. The restricted parking areas assure citizens and the DPW Snow Plow Teams that the designated areas will be open and available for use to push and/or haul snow from streets if the need arises. As a reminder, parking in a Restricted Parking area at any time, will result in a fine.

Residents are also reminded to move vehicles off of City streets if other parking is available. A street cleared of parked vehicles allows the DPW Snow Team to plow quickly and as efficiently as possible.

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:

City of Frederick Snow Emergency Routes

Market Street Route 70 Bridge Route 26
Bentz St/ Motter Ave/Opossumtown Pike West South Street North City Limits
East Street Monocacy Boulevard North Market Street
Baughman's Lane US Route 40 Rosemont Avenue
South Jefferson Street Prospect Boulevard West Patrick Street
Monocacy Boulevard East South Street East Patrick Street
South Market Street Loat's Alley
Monocacy Boulevard Gass House Pike MD Route 15
Gas House Pike/Monocacy Boulevard East Street Church Street
Mill Island Parkway Waterside Drive Monocacy Ford Road


Patrick Street NB Ramp US Route 15 Bailes Lane
South Street/West Patrick Street City Limits Reich's Ford Road
Yellow Springs Road/City Limits N. Bentz Street Rosemont Avenue/Dill Ave
Seventh Street Military Road East Street
Butterfly Lane Mt. Phillip Road Route 180
Military Road West 7th Street Rosemont Avenue
Waterside Drive Monocacy Boulevard 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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