Due to the inclement weather being predicted for the area, Mayor Craig A. Moe has declared a Snow Emergency for Laurel, going into effect today, February 19th at 10:00pm, until further notice.
During a Snow Emergency, parking is prohibited on the even-numbered side of designated City Snow Routes, remember ODD IS OK, so please begin to move your vehicles now to ensure Public Works will be able to plow along the Snow Emergency Routes safely. All other posted parking restrictions remain in effect. Parking is prohibited on both sides of the street along State and County Snow Routes.
Cars parked illegally along Snow Emergency Routes will 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 information. Also, the use of snow tires or chains is required to operate a vehicle during emergencies.
The Snow Emergency Routes receive priority in our Snow Removal Operations. Next, we take care of established hazardous locations such as hills, sharp curves and busy intersections. Then we take care of side streets. PLEASE BE PATIENT. During a major snowstorm, snow removal can be a monumental task. City crews work around the clock to clear streets and to provide other City services as well as clear parking lots and sidewalks at City buildings and other public service facilities. City crews do their best not to block driveways when plowing the streets, unfortunately it cannot always be avoided, please DO NOT throw snow back into the street.
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 or ice accumulation. Failure to clear your sidewalk may result in a fine. Please clear your sidewalk for the convenience and safety of pedestrians.
Don't shovel ice and snow from your driveway or sidewalk onto the street. It causes a traffic hazard that must be plowed and salted again.
City officials will continue to monitor the weather situation and we will post any updates to our Social Media platforms and website throughout the weather event. City of Laurel-Government on Facebook, @cityoflaurel, laurelcityoem & @laurelpio on Twitter.