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Posted on: February 3, 2014

[ARCHIVED] City Snow Emergency Plan In Effect

Mayor Randy McClement has called for the Snow Emergency Plan to go into effect for The City of Frederick effective immediately. During a Snow Emergency, City residents are not permitted to park on designated Snow Emergency Routes.

CONTACT: Susan S. Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 3, 2014

City Snow Emergency Plan In Effect

Frederick, MD -- Mayor Randy McClement has called for the Snow Emergency Plan to go into effect for The City of Frederick effective immediately. During a Snow Emergency, City residents are not permitted to park on designated Snow Emergency Routes.

Citizens are reminded that all vehicles must be moved from the snow emergency routes listed below within two hours of the time the snow emergency plan goes into effect. Any vehicles parked on these streets may be towed at the owner’s expense after 11:30 AM today.

Vehicles traveling on Snow Emergency Routes will also be required to use snow tires or chains. Residents who reside on a snow emergency route are asked to plan ahead and park elsewhere.

As a reminder, normal parking rates will remain in effect for all five City parking garages.

The City of Frederick Government offices opened on time today, Monday, February 3, 2014.

However, due to the impending forecast, the Liberal Leave Policy will be in effect for all Frederick City Government non-essential personnel. Essential personnel must report unless otherwise notified by their supervisor.

Reduced staffing levels of some City offices may occur as a result of today’s weather conditions. Citizens are encouraged to confirm their appointments or call ahead to ensure that staff is available to assist them before traveling to a city office.

Please note the following Snow Emergency Routes:


Street Start End


1. Market Street route 70 Bridge Route 26

2. Bentz St/ Motter Avenue/
Opossumtown Pike West South Street North City Limits

3. East Street Monocacy Blvd (Walser Drive) North Market Street

4. Baughman’s Lane US Route 40 Rosemont Avenue

5. South Jefferson Street Prospect Boulevard West Patrick Street

6. Monocacy Boulevard East South Street East Patrick Street

7. S. Market Loats Alley

8. Monocacy Boulevard Gas House Pike MD Route 15

9. Gas House Pike/ Monocacy Blvd. East St.
Church Street
10. Mill Island Prkwy Waterside Drive Monocacy Ford Road


11. Patrick Street NB/ Ramp US Route 15 Bailes Lane

12. South Street / West Patrick Street City Limits
Reich’s Ford Road

13. Yellow Springs Road/ City Limits N. Bentz Street
Rosemont Avenue/
Dill Avenue

14. Seventh Street Military Road East Street

15. Butterfly Lane Mt. Phillip Road Route 180

16. Military Rd. West 7th St. Rosemont Ave.

17. Waterside Drive Monocacy Blvd. City Limits
Residents are also reminded of their responsibility to clear sidewalks from snow and ice according to Section 22-16 of the City of Frederick, Maryland Code, Titled, Removal of Snow and Ice From Sidewalks. All owners or persons in possession of any land or premises situated on any street within the city, where sidewalks are laid, is responsible for the removal of snow and ice from the entire length of the walk and for a width of at least four (4) feet. This must be completed within twelve (12) hours after it has stopped falling and drifting. If snow or ice has fallen between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., it must be removed before 1:00 p.m. the next day. In the event the snow and ice is not removed within the time and manner, The City of Frederick’s Code Enforcement Department can issue a municipal infraction of up to $100.

For information regarding inclement weather call the City’s Emergency Public Information Line 301-600-1300.


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