Prince George's County
Date: February 8, 2010
UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson has declared a State of Emergency effective immediately.
The National Weather Service predicted 16-28 inches of snow will fall [did fall] Friday and continuing through Saturday evening [Feb 5-6].
Johnson is asking residents to stay off the roadways and remain home during the storm so Department of Public Works and Transportation’s road crews can clear the roadways of snow.
As part of the snow emergency plan, all cars must be removed from snow emergency routes, which are posted with designated signs, to avoid being ticketed and/or towed.
Residents are also reminded to check their emergency preparedness kits and make sure they have everything needed if they are snowed in for a couple of days, including any necessary medications. Residents can go to the county website, www.princegeorgescountymd.gov, for more information on what to have in an emergency preparedness kit.
On non-snow emergency routes, residents are asked to park off roadways in driveways or other off-street parking areas. If residents find that they can only park along the roadway, they are requested to park ONLY on the EVEN NUMBERED side of the roadways.
... Residents may call the county’s Snow Emergency Information Center at 301.350.0500
[ GS: For emergencies requiring Police, Fire or Medical response, call 911 ]