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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Snow Emergency, January 19, 2024

Frederick, Md. – Mayor O’Connor has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY in The City of Frederick in anticipation of forecasted winter weather. The emergency will go into effect at 8 AM, Friday, January 19, 2024. 

The City’s priority during a snow event is to ensure the clearing and maintenance of all Snow Emergency Routes. These routes will be cleared first and continually maintained until snowfall slows. Secondary and neighborhood roads will be addressed at that time. Please view additional reminders and conditions of the snow emergency plan below. 

PARKING AND VEHICLE LOCATIONS 

Vehicles must be removed from designated Snow Emergency Routes by 10 AM, Friday, 1/16/2024. Restricted parking designations on snow emergency routes will be enforced. The restricted parking areas assure residents and the Department of Public Works 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. Parking in a restricted parking area on a snow emergency route during a snow emergency will result in being towed at the owner’s expense.

The Downtown City Parking Garages will be open for free off-street parking starting at 10AM, Friday, January 19, 2024. Downtown residents without off-street parking are encouraged to move vehicles to one of the five public parking garages for the duration of the winter storm. All vehicles parked in a garage must be moved by Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 9AM to avoid paying a parking fee. 

REMAIN INFORMED 

To remain informed during this snow emergency, the City encourages you to sign up through the Frederick County Emergency Notification system: FrederickCountyMD.gov/ALERT. Use the City’s iSpires phone app or go to frederickmd.gov/snowapp to see what streets have been plowed/cleared. Follow the City’s social media channels (especially Facebook and Instagram). For major road conditions, call 511, monitor your local media outlets or go to roads.maryland.gov. 

PRIVATE PROPERTY REMINDERS 

In the case of extremely heavy snowfalls, private driveways may be plowed in. Vehicles that remain on the street will have large amounts of snow piled around them. Snowplows will come through each street multiple times; it is advised that residents wait until the snowfall ends before clearing driveway openings and curb cuts.


Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks around their property within 12 hours after snow stops falling. A person owning or occupying a lot or part of a lot abutting a City sidewalk must remove the snow and ice and clear a path 4 feet wide or the entire width of the sidewalk, whichever is less. If a property owner fails to comply, a fine not exceeding $100 may be issued and the snow removed by the city with the resultant costs assessed to the property owner.

Be aware and alert for possible downed trees and power lines due to the heavy snow. Do not attempt to cross over or under downed lines.
Report downed and low hanging power lines by calling 1-800-686-0011.
Report downed trees or other NON-EMERGENCIES by calling 301-600-1440. 

Department of Housing and Human Services:

  • The Food Bank will be closed, and Community Table will be open per the normal schedule, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Online Services Available:

  • Residents can still conveniently pay their bills using the new Invoice Cloud utility bill payment system at Utility Billing
  • Permits can be applied for through the City’s new OpenGov portal at OpenGov Portal.

Stay Informed:

  • For more information regarding service and operational changes, residents are encouraged to monitor the City’s social media pages. 
  • Sign up to receive news alerts at City Alerts.
  • Utilize the City's snow app at Snow App to stay up to date on the status of the roads.

The City of Frederick thanks residents for their patience during this weather event as the City remains committed to precautions and safety measures. Please stay safe. 

UPDATE: The Snow Emergency was lifted at 10 p.m. January 19. Regular services have been restored.

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