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Posted on: January 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE – January 28th @ 3:30 PM - Status of Post Snow Event in City of Frederick

City Snow Emergency Will Be Lifted at noon on Friday, January 29th, City Government Will Be Open and On Time January 29th and Parking Decks Open for Free Parking from 6:00 PM Thursday, January 28th until 6:00 AM on Friday, January 29th

UPDATE – January 28th @ 3:30 PM - Status of Post Snow Event in City of Frederick

City Snow Emergency Will Be Lifted at noon on Friday, January 29th, City Government Will Be Open and On Time January 29th and Parking Decks Open for Free Parking from 6:00 PM Thursday, January 28th until 6:00 AM on Friday, January 29th

Frederick, MD – January 28, 2016 @ 3:30 PM: The City of Frederick appreciates your patience as we deal with the aftermath of this unique and challenging snow event.

The City Snow Emergency Plan will be lifted at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 29th.

All five City parking garages will be open for free parking tonight, Thursday, January 28th from 6:00 PM until 6:00 AM on Friday, January 29th. Restricted parking in all areas of downtown will be enforced.

City Government Offices will be open and on time on Friday, January 29th.

Safety and Awareness - During the continued snow removal, many areas have become active construction zones as snow is loaded and hauled out of town.
The DPW Snow Team has greatly increased the amount of truck traffic in an effort to haul snow out of town as quickly as possible.
Motorist and pedestrians are asked to be extremely careful navigating streets and sidewalks. Motorist should look carefully before proceeding. Please be aware of the lack of vision near large snow piles. The City plow trucks are very large and have a hard time seeing people in the street. Do not let children play in large snow piles on corners or in parking lanes or parking lots.
Be aware of temporary street closures signs and crews temporarily blocking streets to clear snow.
Although many sidewalks are not clear, walking on the roadways is extremely dangerous.


We have added a link to report plowing issues on the City's website. The link can be found at http://md-frederick.civicplus.com/FormCenter/General-Problem-11/Report-Snow-Plowing-Issues-76

Due to the recent snow event All Trash/Yard Waste Collection Services have been suspended until Monday, February 1, 2016.

The regular collection schedule will resume on Monday, February 1, 2016.
(For Monday, February 1st collection, pleased set out Sunday, January 31st after 5:00pm and before 12:00 Midnight for the Monday Collection)

Please refer to all City Media sites for any and all updates and schedules.

For Residential Recycle-Please refer to the Frederick County schedule**

If you have questions regarding trash and yard waste collection, please contact the City switchboard at 301-600-1440. Updates will be posted on City Media sites.
For residential recycling, please refer to the Frederick County schedule.

As you walk by buildings and under overpasses please be aware of falling and breaking ice cycles overhead, and exercise caution.

The DPW Snow Team crews are working diligently and will continue clearing all areas as quickly as possible. The City of Frederick thank you for your patience as we work together through this historic snow fall.

For road conditions, call 511, monitor your local media outlets, or go to www.marylandroads.com for current conditions.

Please be aware of possible down trees and power lines. Report downed and low hanging power lines by calling 1.800.686.0011 and do not attempt to cross over or under the lines. Report downed trees by calling 301.600.1440.

Information regarding inclement weather will be announced via:
• Local radio stations Key 103.1, WFRE 99.9, AM 930 WFMD, 106.9 The Eagle and WTHU
• City Television Cable Channel 99
• Local newspaper www.fredericknewspost.com
• The City of Frederick website www.cityoffrederick.com
• Subscribe to "Alert Frederick County" to receive weather information at www.frederickcountymd.gov/alerts
• Call The City of Frederick Emergency Information Phone line at 301.600.1300.


For additional information, contact Susan Harding at susan@cityoffrederick.com or 301.600.1385.

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