Mayor Gavin Buckley
Public Information Office
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Media Contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or email@example.com
After Winter Storm, City of Annapolis Offices Will Open on a Two-Hour Delay with Liberal Leave on Monday, February 1
ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 1, 2021) - City Manager David Jarrell has announced that City offices will open two hours delayed with liberal leave in effect for Monday, February 1 after a winter storm passed through the area on Sunday. Department of Public Works crews worked throughout the day on Sunday and overnight into Monday to treat and plow roadways.
According to the National Weather Service, the City of Annapolis remains under a Winter Storm Advisory until 10 a.m. Monday. With overnight temperatures above freezing, the precipitation on Monday morning is expected to fall as rain. Throughout the day on Monday, conditions could become windy.
Annapolis Transit services will operate on a normal schedule.
Curbside yard waste and bulk trash collection are on schedule.
Annapolis Recreation and Parks “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center will open on time.
The City of Annapolis Public Works Department will continue to respond to this weather event with necessary equipment and personnel.
The City’s parking garages will continue to offer free parking for residents until Tuesday at 6 p.m. As with any winter precipitation event, expect roads to be slippery. For more information about plowing operations, visit: https://www.annapolis.gov/730/Snow-Information.
Emergency Operations Center Office of Emergency Management Activation: The Annapolis Emergency Operations Center is activated. The Annapolis Call Center will open for all non-emergency calls. Annapolis residents can call 410-260-2211 for any non-emergency questions related to the winter storm and City services.
Warming Center Opening: The Stanton Community Center, at 92 West Washington Street in Annapolis, is open as a warming center through February 7. Please note that masks are required, all COVID-19 safety protocols must be followed, and all referrals must check-in to the Stanton Center nightly by 9 p.m.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Sites: The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has canceled all COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites on Monday. Individuals who had scheduled appointments have been notified for rescheduling information. Please continue to monitor the Department of Health for official notifications.
Residents Must Clear Their Section of Sidewalk: The Annapolis City Code requires residents to clear sidewalks (Section 14.24.010) within three hours after the snow or sleet has stopped falling, except between 3 p.m. and 6 a.m. Violation of this code requirement is subject to a $25 fine. Please lend a 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!)
Adopt-a-Hydrant: The Annapolis Fire Department asks residents to “Adopt-a-Hydrant,” where residents help to clear hydrants after a winter storm. Buried hydrants cause dangerous delays for firefighters. This alleviates time spent by firefighters who have to search for hydrants buried in drifts or plowed snow in case of an emergency. Volunteers should clear a wide enough perimeter from around the area of the hydrant (at least 3 feet). Also, clear a path from the hydrant to the street. Please wear visible and weather-appropriate clothing when clearing snow/ice.
City of Annapolis Employee Leave Policy: Due to the weather conditions, liberal leave is in effect for the City’s non-essential and quasi-essential employees. Essential employees should report as normal. Employees who can telework are encouraged to do so.
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