Released on March 13, 2017 - 12:06pm

Mayor Craig A. Moe has declared that a Snow Emergency will go into effect for the City of Laurel at 5:00pm on Monday, March 13, 2017. It will remain in effect until further notice.  Mayor Moe has also announced that the City of Laurel Emergency Operations Center will open at 9:00pm and will remain operational throughout the storm. Please call 240-294-1310, if you have any questions or concerns.

A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 7 pm this evening due to the significant snowfall forecasters are calling for overnight.

Here’s what you need to know about a declared Snow Emergency:  parking is prohibited on the Even-numbered Side of designated City Snow Emergency Routes, all other posted parking restrictions remain in effect and parking is prohibited on both sides of the street along State and County Snow Emergency Routes.

Please be aware that cars parked illegally along Snow Emergency Routes and in other No Parking Zones can be ticketed, towed and impounded at the owner's expense and risk. If your car is towed, call the Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092 for release procedures.

To find out if your home or business is on a Snow Emergency Route, please visit the City’s website at https://www.cityoflaurel.org/dpw/snow-removal.

Mayor Moe also reminds residents:

  • City Ordinance requires all owners and occupants to clear ice and snow from sidewalks fronting their property within 12 hours after the cessation of snowfall. Failure to clear your sidewalk could result in a fine;
  • Check on your elderly neighbors, make sure they are safe and warm; help them shovel their sidewalks if you are able;
  • Be sure to stock up on batteries for your flashlights and charge all your devices ahead of time. Utility companies are anticipating a possible loss of power associated with this storm system;
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to renew your prescriptions. Do it today! and
  • Don't leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops. Pets are sensitive to severe cold and are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia during extreme cold snaps. Exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads can quickly freeze and suffer permanent damage.

 

If you have other questions about snow removal, please call Public Works at 301-725-0088. Updates will also be posted to @cityoflaurel, @laurelpio, and @LaurelCityOEM on Twitter, and on the City of Laurel - Government Facebook Page.

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