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 or 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. To assist crews, citizens and residents are requested to:
Crews work as long as necessary to clear roadways, which consists of salting, sanding and/or plowing, as warranted by weather conditions.
- Move and keep vehicles off snow emergency routes
- Park in driveways or other off-road locations wherever possible
- Park only on the EVEN NUMBERED sides of roads/streets
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 may contact the Snow Information Center at 301.350.0500 or call CountyClick 3-1-1 to report emergencies or concerns about roadway conditions.