Due to budget concerns that are effecting several counties in Maryland, including Frederick County, we are changing the way we plow roads. We will plow 2 lanes on all roads so that cars may pass. We will not be clearing curb-to-curb as we have done in the past seasons.
Snow Event Tips
Here are some tips to follow during a snow event:
Per County Code, all county roads are designated Snow Emergency Routes.
Please park vehicles in driveways and not on the roadway or in cul-de-sacs. Vehicles in the roadways or cul-de-sacs will be towed at the owner’s expense.
If you don't have access to an off street parking area, neighborhoods can help by parking all vehicles on the same side of the street. This gives the plow more room to work.
If you shovel your driveway apron before the snow plow comes through, always place the snow on the right, facing the street.
Do not throw snow back into the roadway.
Stay at least a 2-car length behind a snow plow for every 20 mph you are traveling; never cut between a caravan of plows that is clearing the highway.
Listen to the radio before and during a storm to see if the Snow Emergency Plan has been declared in Frederick County.
Do not drive during a severe winter storm.
Frederick County uses the following materials during a snow event: