With anywhere from five to ten inches of snow expected to blanket the region between Tuesday night and early Thursday morning, residents and the city and county government are preparing for the storm.
Here's a rundown of town and county snow policies and preparedness tips:
Plowing and Snow Removal
Riverdale Park: The town of Riverdale Park is responsible for snow removal and treatment of all city maintained street.
University Park: Residents have been asked to park their cars off the streets. Plowing will occur if necessary, according to a statement from Mayor John Tabori.
Prince George's County: Crews first focus services on primary roadways to allow for use by emergency vehicles. Approximately 12 hours after a snowfall has stopped, crews will begin to focus on residential roadways. Please allow crews the 12-hour time frame to get into and treat residential roadways before calling the County’s Snow Information Center at 301.350.0500 or County Click at 311 to report concerns about roadway conditions. Citizens also may report roadway concerns via the Prince George's County Website at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov. Click on the snowflake at the top of the page to access the Snow Information site.
Assisting in snow removal efforts will be more than 1,000 members of DPW&T's innovative Community Partnering Program. Partners report on roadway conditions within communities, which help crews to pinpoint and address concerns.
Riverdale Park, University Park: The owner or resident of any home in the town is required to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of the property.
Prince George's County: As in all inclement weather conditions, citizens and residents are encouraged not to drive for their own safety, as well as that of emergency crews. Please make sure essential supplies, including food, medicine, batteries for flashlights, etc., are purchased prior to the start of the snowfall. Should drivers find it necessary to be on roadways, allow extra travel time, use extreme caution and yield to emergency and snow plow vehicles.