Mayor Gavin Buckley
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160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
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Mayor Buckley Thanks Annapolis Residents for Clearing Snow Off Sidewalks/Staying off Snow Emergency Routes
Residents Need to Remove Vehicles from City Garages by 6 PM Tonight or Be Charged
ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 2, 2021) - Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley would like to express his appreciation to residents for keeping their vehicles off Snow Emergency Routes during this week’s winter storm. The City of Annapolis is proud to provide the service of offering the use of City garages at no charge to Annapolis residents for the duration of the weather event. The winter weather is expected to end this afternoon and standard garage rates will be reinstituted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
The garages are currently open. To exit from Knighton Garage (1A Colonial Avenue), Hillman Garage (150 Gorman Street), and Gotts Garage (25 Northeast Street), simply drive out, the gates are open. Please note that after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, vehicles not removed will be obligated to pay the daily rate.
Meanwhile, please check on elderly and vulnerable neighbors, make sure to shovel your sidewalk (not into the street, please, and clear debris away from storm drains.
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.
Warming Center Opening: The Stanton 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 Tuesday. Individuals who had scheduled appointments have been notified for rescheduling information. Please continue to monitor the Department of Health for official notifications.
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