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Posted on: January 9, 2024

City of Frederick Operational Changes Due To Anticipated Inclement Weather

The City of Frederick is closely monitoring reports from the National Weather Service, which indicate the likelihood of inclement weather characterized by heavy rains and strong winds. In response to these forecasts, the City is implementing operational changes to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents.

Shookstown Road Closure: Due to the expected heavy rain and potential for flooding, Shookstown Road between Rosemont and Meadowdale Lane was closed as of 07:30 a.m. Tuesday. This precautionary measure is essential for public safety, and the closure is anticipated to last between 24-36 hours. Residents within the affected area will retain access for entry and exit. Stay tuned for ongoing updates and information. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated. #RoadClosure

Parks and Rec Commission Meeting Update: The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday has been transitioned to a VIRTUAL format via Teams. Originally planned for the Annex Conference Room, this decision is in response to the anticipated inclement weather conditions. We encourage participants to join the virtual meeting at the scheduled time for crucial updates and discussions.

Road Safety Advisory: Given the forecasted windy and wet conditions, we emphasize the following safety measures for the community:

  • Flooded/Wet Roads: Adjust your speed to prevent hydroplaning and increase your following distance.
  • Heavy Winds: Exercise caution in the face of strong gusts that may affect vehicle stability. If conditions become intense, consider pulling over safely until weather conditions improve.
  • Property Precautions: With heavy rains and wind in the forecast, residents should take precautions to limit flooding around their property.
    1. Check for storm drain inlet grates, culvert pipes, or swales on the street or around your property to ensure they are clear of debris and allow for the free flow of stormwater.
    2. Secure or put away any outdoor items that could be blown or washed into the storm drain systems.
    3. Move vehicles parked over storm drain inlets to allow access for City crews if flooding occurs.
  • Reporting Concerns: Report flooding or concerns to the City either by phone at 301-600-1440 (24-hour switchboard) or online at City of Frederick Storm Water Issue Form.

To report a non-emergency problem, go to City of Frederick Report a Problem, select the issue, and fill out the information. City staff will follow up as appropriate.

Your safety is our paramount concern. We urge you to disseminate this information among your network to ensure widespread awareness and adherence to safety protocols.

 

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