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Public Works and Transportation

Prince George's County, Maryland

Prince George's County Will Deploy Crews in Preparation for Snow and High Winds Forecasted for Our Area

For Immediate Release: 1/2/2014 6:30 PM

Contact: Carol Terry; Public Information Officer; 301.883.5600

LARGO, MD – With the forecasts of snow, high winds and freezing temperatures, the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) will activate crews for a full operation for snow and ice removal.  Employees from DPW&T, the Department of Environmental Resources, Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will be salting and removing snow or slushy accumulations from County roadways to prevent slippery conditions.

“The forecasts for our area are calling for the snow to begin late this afternoon and continue into Friday morning with a possible accumulation of 1 to 3 inches,” said Darrell Mobley Acting Director of DPW&T. “With the high winds forecast for the region, motorists are encouraged to stay alert, listen for updated forecasts and drive with caution.”

To assist the crews with clearing the roads, DPW&T requests County residents to park on the even-numbered sides of residential streets or in their driveways, to shovel their driveways after plowing has occurred and to remove snow/ice from the sidewalks abutting their homes and businesses.

Residents are encouraged to wait 12 hours after the precipitation has stopped and call CountyClick at 311, the Snow Information Center at 301.350.0500 or go to the Snow Request Form to report snow conditions on their street.

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