Citizens will not be allowed to park on snow emergency routes.
The snow emergency plan is scheduled to go into affect at midnight Tuesday in the City of Frederick. Officials say that means citizens cannot park their vehicles along snow emergency routes.
After the plan goes into affect, motorists have two hours to move their vehicles. Any vehicle parked on a snow emergency route will be towed at the owner's expense. Police will begin enforcing the parking restrictions two hours after the snow emergency plan goes into affect, and until it's lifted.
Motorists traveling on snow emergency routes should have snow tires or chains on their vehicles.
The snow emergency routes in the city of Frederick are: Market Street from the I-70 bridge to Route 26; East Street from Monocacy Boulevard to North Market Street; Baughman's Lane from Route 40 to Rosemont Avenue; South Jefferson Street from Prospect Boulevard to West Patrick Street; Monocacy Boulevard from East South Street to East Patrick Street; Monocacy Boulevard from Gas House to Route 15; Gas House Pike/Church Street from Monocacy Boulevard to East Street; Mill Island Parkway from Waterside Drive to Monocacy Fort Road; Patrick Street from the Northbound Ramp of Route 15 to Bailes Lane; South Street from West Patrick Street to the city limits; Reichs Ford Road; Yellow Springs Road from the city limits to North Bentz Street; Rosemont Avenue/Dill Avenue; 7th Street from Military Road to East Street; Butterfly Lane from Mount Phillip Road to Route 180; Military Road from West 7th Street to Rosemont Avenue; and Waterside Drive from Monocacy Boulevard to the city limits.
Mayor Randy McClement urges citizens to park for free in the city's downtown parking decks. They'll be open for free parking beginning at 8:00 PM on Tuesday. They are: the Church Street Parking Deck at 17 East Church Street; Court Street Parking Deck at 2 South Court Street; Carroll Street Parking Deck at 44 East Patrick Street; West Patrick Street Deck at 138 West Patrick Street; and East All Saints Street Deck at 125 East All Saints Street.
Citizens who park their vehicles for free in the parking decks must remove them by Thursday morning at 7:00. That's when normal rates will apply.
The city reminds residents that they are required to clear sidewalks near the homes of snow and ice. Citizens who do not remove the snow and ice within a reasonable period of time could be subject to a fine up to $100.