Mayor Gavin Buckley
Public Information Office
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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City Prepares for Overnight Snowfall. Please Move
Vehicles Off Snow Emergency Routes; Garages Are Open
ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 6, 2022) - The National Weather Service predicts Annapolis will get another round of winter weather with snowfall starting overnight around 12 a.m. and continuing until around 6 a.m. on Friday. This snowfall will likely impact the morning rush hour. Total snowfall expected is between 2 and 4 inches. Temperatures will be at or below freezing throughout the snow event. By Friday morning, after the snowfall ends, temperatures will dip into the 20s. Winds will increase with gusts to 35 MPH.
The City has declared a Phase One Snow Emergency as of 9 p.m. Thursday, January. 6. At this time, we strongly encourage residents to move their vehicles off Snow Emergency Routes. The City has opened Gotts, Knighton and Hillman garages for residents to park for free. Take a ticket; exit gates will be open.
The Annapolis Public Works Department (DPW) is prepared to plow City streets and treat with salt and deicing agents. Crews will begin their work at midnight and work in 12-hour shifts. The City has 400 tons of salt on hand.
During the storm, residents should try to avoid travel to allow plow crews time to clear streets. If you must travel, please slow down and exercise caution. Once snowfall begins, roads are expected to be slippery. Parked cars are one of the biggest challenges for snow crews. Please park your cars in driveways and off public streets so plows can clear as much snow as possible. For plowing information, visit the City’s Public Works Snow Information webpage at the following link: https://www.annapolis.gov/730/Snow-Information. This page has information on Snow Emergency Routes, Snow Connector Routes and the City’s Snow Plan.
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.
Annapolis Public Works: At this time, there is no change to Friday’s regularly scheduled refuse and recycling collection. For updates or changes to collections, visit: www.annapolis.gov/1024/Refuse-Collection.
Emergency Operations Center Activation: The Annapolis Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Operations Center activation status is “Enhanced”. The Annapolis Call Center is also activated to respond to non-emergency inquiries from the public. Annapolis residents can call 410-260-2211 for information on road conditions or for any non-emergency, snow-related questions.
Recreation and Parks: At this time, the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center will follow regularly scheduled opening and closing 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. through the morning of January 10. 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.
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City of Annapolis Employee Leave Policy: A decision will be made about City operations and openings by 6 a.m. Friday after an assessment of the condition of City streets. Annapolis City employees who can work virtually are encouraged to do so. A citywide email will be sent on Friday morning however, department heads will need to ensure notice is provided to quasi- essential and non-essential government employees who do not have City email.
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