State Police put the plan in effect at 3PM on Monday.
Frederick, Md (KM) The Snow Emergency Plan was put into affect by the State Police on Monday afternoon at 3:00 in Frederick County and other jurisdictions. Authorities say this gave a chance for troopers to have abandoned vehicles cleared from the roads before the snow arrived.
When the State Police declare a Snow Emergency, residents cannot park their cars on designated snow emergency routes. They could be towed.
Officials say abandoned vehicles were towed beginning at 3:00 PM. They were be taken to designated locations in each county. Anyone whose vehicle was towed is asked to contact the Maryland State Highway Administration at 410-582-5650, or the local State Police Barrack.
Citizens are urged to stay off the roads so that highway crews can plow the snow, and law enforcement and fire and rescue can answer calls for service.
Other jurisdictions placed under the Snow Emergency Plan at 3:00 PM on Monday were Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Montgomery, Harford, Cecil, and Washington Counties.
By Kevin McManus