The City of Frederick is under a winter weather warning beginning at 7PM tonight, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 through 10AM Friday, February 12, 2021. City salt and plow crews are ready to respond as snow begins to fall. In anticipation of the forecasted snow, street maintenance/sweeping restrictions are lifted through Monday, February 15, 2021. The liberal leave policy will be in effect for all City Government non-essential personnel for Thursday, February 11, 2021.
To remain informed during this snow event, the City encourages the following:
PRIVATE PROPERTY REMINDERS
- In the case of extremely heavy snowfalls, private driveways may be plowed in. Vehicles that remain on the street will have large amounts of snow piled around them. Snowplows will come through each street multiple times; it is advised that residents wait until the snowfall ends before clearing driveway openings and curb cuts.
- Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks around their property within 12 hours after snow stops falling. A person owning or occupying a lot or part of a lot abutting a City sidewalk must remove the snow and ice and clear a path 4 feet wide or the entire width of the sidewalk, whichever is less. If a property owner fails to comply, a fine not exceeding $100 may be issued and the snow removed by the city with the resultant costs assessed to the property owner.
- Be aware and alert for possible downed trees and power lines due to the heavy snow. Do not attempt to cross over or under downed lines.
- Report downed and low hanging power lines by calling 1-800-686-0011
- Report downed trees or other NON-EMERGENCIES by calling 301-600-1440
SAFE RESPONSE TIPS
- Please shovel safely by keeping up with the storm, bending low at the knees, pushing snow instead of lifting when you can, wearing breathable layers and good footwear, and staying hydrated.
- If possible, please clear a three-foot area around nearby fire hydrants.
- If you need to use a generator throughout the storm at any time, please use with caution. Keep the generator dry and under an open-canopy-like structure. Do not use in a partially or fully enclosed area. Place carbon monoxide detectors to help detect any CO that could make its way indoors.
The City of Frederick thanks residents for their patience during this weather event as the City remains committed to COVID-19 precautions and safety measures. Please stay safe.