Storm Update #12: Annapolis Resumes Driving

| February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mayor Releases Restriction

From the Mayor’s Office:

Mayor Joshua J. Cohen is lifting the driving ban for all vehicles within the City limits as of 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8.

Even after the ban is rescinded, drivers should use common sense and avoid driving if at all possible. Those who do drive need to exercise extreme caution while behind the wheel. Minimizing traffic will allow plows to hit residential streets more quickly and ensure that emergency response is not hampered.

Amid blizzard conditions on Saturday, Mayor Cohen instituted a driving ban on all vehicles within the city limits except snow equipment, emergency vehicles and others authorized by the Mayor. Parts of Annapolis received more than 30 inches of snow over the weekend, according to the City’s Office of Emergency Management. As crews made
progress in clearing main roads, Mayor Cohen lifted the ban for four-wheel-drive vehicles on Sunday.

City officials continue to ask for the patience and cooperation of residents as crews seek to complete the removal process on secondary roads. Please note: IT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE AT LEAST FIVE DAYS TO MAKE ALL CITY ROUTES PASSABLE.

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