Mayor Gavin Buckley
Public Information Office
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
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Winter Weather Event, Including Snow and Sleet, Will Move in Wednesday Evening - Be Gone by Noon Thursday
Weather Service Expects 2 to 4 Inches of Winter Precipitation
ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 10, 2021) - The National Weather Service predicts that Annapolis will see winter weather, including snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain, starting Wednesday evening, February 10, and ending around lunchtime on Thursday, February 11. Temperatures will hover around the freezing mark, making precipitation forecasts difficult to pinpoint. The City of Annapolis has salting and plowing efforts underway before, during and after the event. For more on the forecast, visit the National Weather Service website.
City of Annapolis Employee Leave Policy: Due to the anticipated weather conditions beginning this evening into Thursday, February 11th, employees who have the opportunity to telework are encouraged to do so. Essential employees should report as normal or assigned. Please stay tuned Thursday morning, February 11, for updates as more severe weather conditions may impact reporting decisions for the City’s non-essential and quasi-essential employees.
The Annapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) is prepared for this storm, which is forecasted to be primarily a salting event. Crews will begin treating roads Wednesday night. DPW crews will work in 12-hour shifts. If possible, please avoid travel during the storm to allow crews time to do their work. If you must travel, please slow down and exercise caution.
Annapolis Transit: At this time, transit routes will operate on the regular schedule. For updates or changes to Annapolis Transit, visit: the City’s Facebook page or call 410-263-7964.
Recreation and Parks: At this time, the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center will follow regularly scheduled closing and opening times. For schedule changes or snow-related closures, please visit the Recreation and Parks FACEBOOK page or the Pip Moyer Recreation Center FACEBOOK page.
Warming Center Opening: The Stanton Center, at 92 West Washington Street in Annapolis, will be open as a warming center from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. 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.
Annapolis Call Center: The Annapolis Call Center will be operational throughout this event for non-emergency questions related to the winter storm and City Services. Annapolis residents can call 410-260-2211.
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Weekend Weather Note: An active weather pattern has put multiple weather systems in play over the next ten days. The City is monitoring winter weather that may move through the area on Saturday and into Sunday (Valentine’s Day).
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