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Annapolis Call Center Open

The Emergency Operation Center has activated its Annapolis Call Center for all non-emergency calls.   If you have questions regarding closings, street plowing, or any other snow-related questions, Annapolis residents can call 410-260-2211.

Currently, City Public Work crews have ten trucks out and have made all emergency and connector routes passable.  All side streets should be cleared by 9 a.m.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) deployed crews at 8 p.m. Thursday to start treating road surfaces and clearing snow from the 276 miles of paved lanes in the city.

All City building sidewalks, curbs and ramps are currently being cleared.

Please remember that sidewalks which are on private property are the responsibility of the owner. City Code, Section 14.24.010 requires the abutting property owner to clear the public sidewalk of snow and ice within 3 hours after the snow or sleet has stopped falling except when the snow or sleet stopped falling between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., then the snow/ice must be removed from the walk before 11:00 a.m. Violation of this code requirement is subject to a $25.00 fine.

Please lend a helping hand to any neighbors who may be physically or otherwise unable to clear sidewalks. Never use fertilizer to melt ice and snow; the nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilizer can harm your local streams, groundwater and the Chesapeake Bay.