Snow emergency declared in Annapolis, cars off snow-covered roads
ANNAPOLIS, MD – With 3-7 inches of snow expected by Monday night, the city of Annapolis declared a Phase One snow emergency on Sunday.
Vehicles can be moved off snow-covered emergency roads. Gotts, Knighton and Hillman parking lots are open to residents for free parking. Take a ticket; the exit doors will be open. To find a list of emergency snow routes, visit: https://www.annapolis.gov/730/Snow-Information.
The National Weather Service predicts that Annapolis will see rain or sleet start to fall around 4 a.m., then turn to snow and continue until the morning rush hour until around 10 a.m. Monday. Snow totals should be 3 and 7 inches.
Temperatures will drop overnight, hovering around freezing during the morning rush hour. By early Monday evening, temperatures will drop further to low 20 or early teens overnight through Tuesday. Winds can be strong, with sustained winds of 10 to 15 mph and gusts to 35 mph.
The Annapolis Public Works Department is ready to treat the city streets with salt and de-icing agents. The teams will start treating the roads from 3 a.m. on Monday. crews will work 12 hour shifts to treat the streets.
Parked cars are one of the biggest challenges for snow crews, city officials said in a press release. Residents are asked to park their cars in driveways and off public streets so that snow plows can clear as much snow as possible.
For more information on snow removal, visit city public works snow information site, which contains information on emergency snow routes, snow connection routes and the city’s snow plan.
Annapolis Public Works: At this time, there is no change to the regular Monday garbage and recycling collection. For updates visit: www.annapolis.gov/1024/Refuse-Collection.
Activation of the emergency operations center: Annapolis Emergency Management Office Emergency Operations Center is in upgraded status with Call Center operational. Annapolis residents can call 410-260-2211 to check road conditions or for any non-urgent snow related questions.
Leisure and parks: At this time, the âPipâ Moyer Recreation Center will follow regular opening and closing hours. For schedule changes or closures due to snow, please visit the Recreation and Parks section Facebook page or the Pip Moyer Leisure Center Facebook page.
Opening of the warming center: The Stanton Center, 92 W. Washington St., will be open as a warm-up center from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. until Tuesday morning, Jan. 4. Masks are mandatory, all COVID-19 safety protocols must be followed and all referrals must check in at the Stanton Center every night before 9 p.m.
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City of Annapolis Employee Leave Policy: A decision will be made regarding the city’s operations and openings by 6 a.m. Monday after an assessment of the condition of the city’s streets. City of Annapolis employees who can work virtually are encouraged to do so. A city-wide email will be sent on Monday morning. However, department heads will need to ensure that notice is provided to near-essential and non-essential government employees who do not have city email.