Storm Update #10: Annapolis Partially Lifts Restriction

| February 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

4WD Vehicles Allowed On Roads

This just in from Annapolis Mayor, Joshua Cohen:

Mayor Joshua J. Cohen has lifted the driving ban only for four-wheel-drive vehicles within the City limits as of noon
Sunday, Feb. 7. Also, parking will again be allowed along the emergency snow routes beginning at 9 p.m.

The driving ban remains in effect for other vehicles until further notice.

Drivers in four-wheel-drive vehicles are to exercise extreme caution and avoid driving if at all possible, given that anywhere from 24 to 32 inches of snow fell across the city this weekend. The public’s cooperation during the snow event on Friday and Saturday allowed crews to make better-than-expected progress in clearing main routes.
Minimizing traffic will allow plows to hit residential streets more quickly and ensure that emergency response is not hampered.

Crews are working around the clock to reach side streets and cul-de-sacs, and city officials ask for your continued patience and cooperation to complete the removal process. IT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE AT LEAST FIVE DAYS TO MAKE ALL CITY ROUTES PASSABLE. Complications could be numerous given the sheer volume of snow. Also, preliminary forecasts are calling for additional frozen precipitation Tuesday and Wednesday.

Residents with snow removal questions can call the Department of Public Works operations center (410-263-7967) until 7 p.m. Sunday. For Public Works emergencies after hours, please call the 24-hour emergency hotline at 410-224-2140. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

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