When a snow emergency is declared, the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) is responsible for providing “passable” conditions on a network of over 1,800 miles of county-maintained roadways to ensure the safety of residents, citizens, and travelers.
Routes are prioritized for service into categories: primary, secondary and residential. Primary and secondary roads are serviced first to ensure that public safety and other emergency vehicles can travel. After completion of these roads, residential roads receive service. Crews work as long as necessary to clear roadways, which consists of salting, sanding and/or plowing, as warranted by weather conditions.
To assist crews, citizens and residents are requested to:
It also is important for single-family homeowners or renters and business proprietors to remember that they are responsible for:
- Removal of snow/ice from sidewalks abutting their homes or businesses
During a snow and ice event, residents and citizens are encouraged to wait 12 hours after the precipitation has stopped to call the Snow Information Center at 301.350.0500 or CountyClick 3-1-1 to report emergencies or concerns about roadway conditions.
The Department of Public Works and Transportation is committed to snow removal from all streets maintained by Prince Georges County. Please assist us with our snow removal efforts by submitting your information on the Snow Removal Form.
Snow Removal Status
Today the Department of Public Works and Transportation is focusing all its resources to residential areas. Our goal is to have residential roads passable within 24 hours. Passable is one lane on a two lane road and one lane in each direction of a four lane road that a car can safely travel.
Snow and Ice Information