Snow Information Page
Plowing Snow ... To Keep You on the Go!
Our Promise to You... Our dedicated drivers and staff will work diligently to ensure your safe travel on all County-maintained roads. We will start with main and collector roads. Our next priority will be making each community road passable.
>> Determine the Level of Service for Snow Removal for your street and enter an On-line Snow Service Request.
>> Anne Arundel County Travel Guide
>> Plowing Snow in the Cul-de-sac
Community roads will be made passable. Passable means that while the road may still be snow packed, at least one travel lane is accessible for a front wheel drive car. If our snowplow driver determines that your street meets our definition of passable, no further service will be provided. Additional plowing would create snow banks at driveway entrances which have previously been opened by residents.
Main and collector roads will be plowed to bare pavement.
Courtesy of C. Hall, Maryland Gazette
Also, if our snowplow driver cannot safely access your street due to on-street parking, service will be delayed until adequate access is available or until smaller equipment becomes available.
|Help Us Serve You Better - Dos and Don'ts|
DO call 911 for a bona fide emergency such as a need for police, fire, or ambulance service. For scheduled health related medical attention (dialysis, oxygen, etc.), call the Office of Emergency Management at (410) 222-0600. This office also provides transportation of essential medical personnel.
DO know where to call for routine snow removal service. In storms under four inches of accumulation, please call the appropriate district contact number for County-maintained roads. In storms over four inches of accumulation, please call (410) 222-4040 for service on all County maintained roads. Any road with a route number is the responsibility of the State Highway Administration. You can contact them at (410) 841-1002.
DO park your vehicles in your driveway if at all possible. On-street parking is one of the biggest challenges our snowplow drivers face. If our snowplow drivers feel they cannot safely access your street, no service will be provided. If off-street parking is not available, it is strongly recommended that you park your vehicles on one side of the road to insure accessibility for our snowplow drivers. This is especially important on hills, dead-ends, and cul-de-sacs.
DO review our goal for cul-de-sac clearing which is distributed to County employees and contractors, available on the DPW Snow Information.
DO caution your children to stay clear of snow removal equipment.
DO clear your sidewalk of any snow accumulation. Your neighbors will thank you. In many instances, these sidewalks are used by children as school walking routes.
DO volunteer for the Snow Patrol to assist the elderly and disabled citizens of Anne Arundel County by contacting the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel at 410-897-9207. For more information about the Snow Patrol, please visit their web site at www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org.
DO be patient. We prioritize our plowing operations to get you moving as quickly as possible. We start with main and collector roads, problem intersections, and steep hills and severe curves in communities. We then continue on to the remaining community streets.
DON’T leave your trash can, recycling bins, or other obstacles in the street. Our drivers thank you for helping them to perform their job safely.
DON’T place snow from sidewalks or driveways in the street. Placing snow in the street could contribute to a greater amount of snow being pushed toward your property as the plow passes by.
Winter Weather Tips
- Have vehicles properly winterized, equipped with snow tires or chains, and carry a "survival kit" in your vehicle consisting of blankets, candles, matches, non-perishable foods, drinking water, protective clothing, sand (or other traction material) and a shovel. Eliminate all non-essential travel during storms. Maintain a full tank of gas if travel during adverse weather is absolutely necessary.
- Check for the proper operation of home emergency equipment, such as battery operated radios, flashlights, emergency heating sources, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers. Have furnaces, wood burning stoves and fireplaces checked for safe operation and have chimneys cleaned. Always dispose of fireplace ashes in an approved metal container, not in a plastic or paper bag or unapproved container.
- Store some non-perishable foods for use in emergencies and keep an adequate supply of medications and baby supplies on-hand if needed.
- Plan to prevent water pipes from freezing during periods of intense cold by properly insulating pipes or draining water from exposed pipes. As a last resort, maintain minimum water flow to prevent freezing.
- Wear proper clothing for weather conditions. Several layers of loose fitting, warm clothing are better than one thick garment. Wear hats and mittens or gloves when exposed to the cold.
- Those with a medical condition should maintain an adequate supply of essential medications.
- Pace physical activity, such as snow shoveling or pushing cars. Regardless of age or physical condition, avoid over-exertion. Elderly persons should be cautious in attempting snow removal.
Need Assistance? We’re only a Phone Call Away!
Road Districts (Storms under 4")
Northern District - (410) 222-6120
>> Brooklyn Park, Linthicum, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ferndale, Harundale, Riviera Beach, Severna Park, Millersville - north of West Benfield Road
Central District - (410) 222-7940 or (410) 222-7941
|>> Millersville-south of West Benfield Road, Arnold, Odenton, Severn, Laurel, Harmans, Annapolis Junction, Hanover, Jessup, Crownsville, Crofton, Gambrills, Annapolis (excluding the city)|
Southern District - (410) 222-1933 or (410) 222-1276
>> Edgewater, Mayo, Riva, Davidsonville, West River, Lothian, Galesville, Harwood, Tracy's Landing, Shady Side, Friendship, Deale, Churchton, Rose Haven, Bay Country
Road Operations Storm Center (Storms 4" or more and Severe Ice Storms)
All areas of the County - (410) 222-4040
Emergency Operations Center - (410) 222-0600
For assistance with food, shelter, power, or routine medical care, such as dialysis or oxygen in storms of 4 inches or more
911 Center - 911
For bona fide emergencies such as fire, police, and ambulance service
Maryland State Highway Administration - (410) 841-1002 (For service on roads that have a route number)