Level II Snow Warning For Annapolis

| January 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mayor Issues Tweet

Annapolis Mayor, Josh Cohen just issued a Tweet:

Level II Snow Emergency in effect at 6 p.m. today. This means that residents must remove vehicles from designated Snow Emergency Routes.

And from the City’s Website:

Level II Storm Policy in Effect

Based on the latest forecast, the city should receive 4 to 8 inches of snow by the expected end of the storm at 4 a.m. Sunday.

Therefore, a Storm Level II policy is in effect: Parking is banned on emergency snow routes and vehicles need to be moved to the driveway. City police will be begin enforcing this ban at 6 p.m. Saturday.

In response, the City will provide free parking the three City garages — Gott’s, Hillman and Knighton — and the City Dock parking lot to citizens who live along the snow emergency routes. The parking is free for citizens from noon Saturday today through 1 p.m. Sunday. However, roof parking at the garages will be closed off because of safety reasons.
To review the city’s storm policy as well as find other important weather-related information, click here.

Citizens and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for snow removal from their abutting sidewalks.

As a reminder: If the forecast is for 5 to 8 inches of snow, DPW expects to make emergency snow routes passable within 24 to 36 hours after the storm ends. Snow connector routes, side streets, street ends and cul-de-sacs will be made passable only after all emergency snow routes are made passable, or within 48 hours.

If you have a power outage, you can contact BGE at 1-877-778-2222.

Anyone in need of shelter during the storm should contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services at 410-421-8400 or 410-863-4888.

Hopefully, if the City is planning on handling this snow better than last month’s, they will have the resources to remove cars that are impeding the removal of the snow.  According to the Chief Administrative Officer, one of the issues was vehicles blocking access; yet according to the Public Information Officer, only three vehicles were towed.

So, if you live on a snow emergency route, get your car off the road! The policy is unclear about if you are on a Snow Connector Route. We have requested clarification from City Hall.

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