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Prince George's County Prepares for the First Significant Snow Storm of the 2021 Winter Season
Prince George’s County Prepares for the First Possible Significant Snow Storm of the 2021 Winter Season
LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) will mobilize in a Full Operation for the upcoming snow event expected to arrive early Sunday, January 31, 2021, beginning at 4:30 a.m. DPW&T crews will work 12 hour shifts in a safe manner during the duration of this event.
“In the previous winter season, DPW&T staff mobilized for three (3) snow and ice events, during what was termed by weather forecasters as a mild season,” said DPW&T Director, Terry Bellamy. “This winter weather season, we will continue to work to ensure that our roadways are cleared and safe for the motorists in Prince George’s County, as well as safe for our crews.”
These are unprecedented times that we find ourselves in, and during this weather event, DPW&T will continue to utilize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention best practices of social distancing, using masks and sanitizing County vehicles to keep our men and women safe. We will also continue to work collaboratively with our residents during this weather event.
Residents are reminded to prepare before inclement weather arrives by talking with their neighbors to decide which side of the street everyone will park on, thereby ensuring accessibility for snow plows. Additionally, please wait 48 hours after the snow has stopped before calling 311, if for some reason a road was untreated. Information can also be found on our website (https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1041/Snow-Ice-Control) or by following us on social media (@PGCountyDPWT).
For updates on the "TheBus" during winter weather events, check the NextBus app. It provides real-time route tracking and important service alerts, whether taking public transit or driving. (android / iOS) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextbus.mobile&hl=en / https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/nextbus-official/id1009534692).
If you do not need to travel during this potential weather event, please stay home.