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Posted on: March 3, 2019

Press Release: Winter Weather Anticipated for Annapolis Monday Morning Rush Hour


Press Release

ph-ac-cn-council-compensation-0314-20170313Mayor Gavin Buckley

Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

 

For Immediate Release:    

Media contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or mwstephenson@annapolis.gov

                                                                                                                                                                      

Winter Weather Anticipated for Annapolis
 Monday Morning Rush Hour

                                                                                                                                                  

Annapolis, MD (March 3, 2019) – The National Weather Service is predicting that Annapolis may see winter weather that could impact the Monday morning commute. Overnight (Sunday into Monday), the Annapolis area is expected to see 1 to 2 inches of a wintry mix, including snow, sleet and rain. Be prepared for slick roads and icy conditions.

The National Weather Service is also predicting very cold overnight temperatures for Monday night through Thursday morning, with wind chill values as low as 10 degrees. Please dress appropriately and watch for signs of hypothermia.

Signs of hypothermia include uncontrollable shivering, numbness, glassy stare, incoherence, slurred speech, weakness, or loss of consciousness.

The City of Annapolis Public Works department is fully prepared for this storm. For plowing information, visit the City’s Public Work’s Snow Information page at the following link: www.annapolis.gov/730/Snow-Information. This page will have information on Snow Emergency Routes, Snow Connector Routes and the City’s Snow Plan.

Warming Center Opens: The Stanton Center, located at 92 W. Washington St., will open Sunday, March 5 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. as an overnight warming center for individuals who need this service. The Warming Center will reopen on Monday (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.), Tuesday (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) and Wednesday (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.). Referrals should report to the Stanton Center by 9 p.m. to check in. For questions about the Stanton Center, please call the Office of Emergency Management at 410-216-9167.

Public Works and Transit: At this time, Wednesday’s regularly scheduled yard waste and bulk trash collection currently is still scheduled. The City’s Transit schedule also is currently on schedule.

Recreation and Parks: The "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center will follow weather emergency plans issued by the City of Annapolis. For example, if the City is closed for snow, then the Annapolis Recreation and Parks facilities are closed. If there is a delayed opening or an early closing issued by the City, the facilities will also follow that schedule. For further information, please visit the Department's Cancellations and Inclement Weather page.

Other Winter Weather Tips:

If you know anyone who may need assistance during winter storms or other emergencies, please forward their information to the Office of Emergency Management so that they can be added to the City’s Special Assistance Roster.

Drive pertinent to the road conditions, maintaining a safe following distance to stop your vehicle safely.

Ensure that your emergency kits are restocked in your home. Kits should include supply of water, non-perishable food, flashlights with extra batteries, first aid kit, inverter or solar cellphone chargers, etc.

A small emergency kit should be kept in your vehicle. Some items to include are ice scrapers, shovel, jumper cables, blankets, bag of sand/kitty litter, tow rope, etc.

 

Stay Informed: 

  • Download the “Prepare Me Annapolis” mobile app to receive important push notifications on your smartphone. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
  • Sign up for Alert Annapolis, the new Annapolis community notification system.  Receive voicemails, text messages, and/or e-mails in case of emergencies and other events.  Find out more at http://alertannapolis.civicready.com/
  • Connect with the City on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CityOfAnnapolis

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityofannapolis

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