Mayor Gavin Buckley
Public Information Office
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
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Winter Weather Expected Friday into Saturday
City of Annapolis Anticipates 2” to 3” of Snow and Extreme Cold
ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 27, 2022) - The National Weather Service predicts that a winter storm moving through the Mid-Atlantic will have impacts on the Annapolis area beginning Friday afternoon (1/28/2022) and continuing through Saturday afternoon. The Annapolis area is expected to see 2 to 3 inches of snow with the system, alongside temperatures in the teens as well as blustery winds. The major point of snowy impact (5 to 8 inches) is currently expected to be on the Eastern Shore. A shift in the storm’s track to the west could mean more accumulations for the Annapolis area.
The Annapolis Public Works Department (DPW) is prepared for this winter weather event with salt and deicing agents. Crews will be available to treat and plow City streets beginning Friday afternoon. 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. At this time, the City does not plan to declare a Snow Emergency.
It may be best to avoid travel on Friday evening and Saturday morning when conditions are the worst and City crews are working to clear streets. The precipitation may begin on Friday as rain or freezing rain, then switch over to snow. Temperatures are expected to hit a high of 25F on Saturday with overnight lows into Sunday in the teens. Black ice is a significant concern for those out on the roadways throughout the weekend. 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.
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 changes or snow-related closures, please visit the Recreation and Parks FACEBOOK page or the Pip Moyer FACEBOOK page. The Stanton Center is closed for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday but will be open as a warming center overnight through January 21.
Warming Center Opening: The Stanton Center, at 92 West Washington Street in Annapolis, will be open as a warming center nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. from through the morning of Thursday February 3rd. 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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