Annapolis Emergency: Cars To Be Towed
Annapolis, MD (12-19-09) – With the snow emergency in effect for the city as of 11 a.m. Saturday, Mayor Joshua J. Cohen again advised that vehicles parked along emergency snow routes must be moved or they are at risk being impounded.
A blizzard warning is in effect for Annapolis and surrounding areas. Gov. Martin O’Malley has declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Mr. Cohen said that the removal of cars along key arteries is necessary to ensure the safe passage of emergency vehicles while allowing snow plows to clear the roads effectively.
A list of emergency snow routes and snow connector routes is available on the city’s Web site, www.annapolis.gov. Clearing emergency snow routes is the first priority. City emergency officials encourage affected residents to move their cars into public garages. Free parking is available at Hillman, Gotts Court, Knighton garages and at City Dock.
Starting early Saturday morning, the City of Annapolis has mobilized the emergency crews, who are following the snow emergency procedures outlined on the city’s Web site. Nine trucks are plowing the main streets and will move on to secondary roads as soon as possible.
If a parked car is found on an emergency snow route, the Department of Public Works will try to locate the owner, but if necessary, the car will be towed. The Annapolis Police Department will have a record of any towing and will be able to notify owners about the location of their towed cars.
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