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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Press Release: Snow Emergency & Free Parking at Garages to End 7 PM Friday



Mayor Gavin Buckley


Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401



Media Contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or


Snow Emergency to End at 7 p.m. Friday Night

Free Garage Parking Will End at That Time

Residents Need to Remove Vehicles from City Garages by 7PM Tonight or Be Charged

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 7, 2022) - Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley would like to express his appreciation to residents for keeping their vehicles off Snow Emergency Routes during the overnight winter storm. The City of Annapolis is pleased to provide free parking in the City garages to Annapolis residents for the duration of this weather event. Department of Public Works crews began plowing and salting operations Thursday night at midnight, and are continuing their work throughout the day on Friday. 

Garage Parking: At 7 p.m. this evening (Friday), free garage parking for the snow emergency will end. To exit from Knighton Garage (1A Colonial Avenue),  Hillman Garage (150 Gorman Street), and Gotts Garage (25 Northwest Street), simply drive out, the gates are open. 

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. Please lend a hand to any neighbors who may be physically or otherwise unable to clear sidewalks.

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 firefightersThis 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 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.

Weather this weekend: Overnight, the National Weather Service (NWS), predicts a low of 19F. Saturday temperatures will be cold with sunny conditions. A Sunday warm up (high of 45F likely) will lead to afternoon and evening rain showers and then another Sunny day on Monday. The City of Annapolis will continue to monitor the Sunday weather conditions for potential winter weather (the low temperature on Sunday overnight is predicted to be 29F). 

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