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County: Park in Driveways, Even-Numbered Sides of Streets to Help Snowplows

Prince George's County residents are asked to park in their driveways and stay off the roads as crews tackle snow-removal.

Forecasts predict 6 to 12 inches of snow could fall in Prince George's County by Thursday. File|Patch
Forecasts predict 6 to 12 inches of snow could fall in Prince George's County by Thursday. File|Patch

With the possibility of 6 to 12 inches of snow predicted for the area, Prince George’s County will deploy crews beginning Wednesday evening for a full snow removal operation, according to a news release.

“Employees from the Department of Public Works and Transportation, the Department of Environmental Resources, Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will be deployed to monitor, plow and treat the roadways,” said DPW&T Acting Director Darrell Mobley. “County roadways have been pre-treated in preparation for the snow storm. The crews will concentrate on the primary and major collector roadways first, and then will move into the residential areas to plow the roads.”

The roads may become slippery from the snow and sleet, and travel may be dangerous Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Drivers are encouraged to avoid traveling.

County residents are asked to park on the even-numbered sides of residential streets or in their driveways to assist the crews in clearing the roadways. Residents are also reminded to shovel their driveways after plowing has occurred and to remove snow/ice from the sidewalks abutting their homes and businesses. 

To report roadway conditions, residents are encouraged to wait 12 hours after the precipitation has stopped before calling CountyClick at 3-1-1, the Snow Information Center at 301-350-0500 or going to the Snow Request Form on the County’s website at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov .

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