Snow Removal

Street maintenance (i.e. street sweeping) has been suspended through Wednesday evening, February 24th to allow for additional street parking.


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The City’s priority during a snow event is to ensure the clearing and maintenance of all Snow Emergency Routes.  These routes will be cleared first and continually maintained until snowfall slows. Secondary and neighborhood roads will be addressed at that time. Please view additional reminders and conditions of the snow emergency plan below.

REMAIN INFORMED

To remain informed during this snow emergency, 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. 
    1. Report downed and low hanging power lines by calling 1-800-686-0011   
    2. 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.

Snow App

If you are interested in the status of your street during a winter weather event, please use our snow app.

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