Maryland State Police Had Huge Call Volume In Frederick County During Snow Storm

There were a total of 163 calls for service.


Frederick, Md (KM) It was an extremely busy day on Thursday for the State Police in Frederick due to the winter weather. . The snow emergency plan was put into place at 7:30 AM and officials at the local Barrack say area troopers handled a total of 163 calls for service. That included 67 collisions, 27 disabled vehicles, and 32 traffic complaints or road hazards. Also during the snow emergency, State Troopers made three arrests for driving under the influence.

Officials say a total of 23 troopers were working during the snow emergency.  16 troopers were working during the morning and afternoon on Thursday, November 15th.

The Snow Emergency Plan was lifted in Frederick County at 9:00 AM on Friday.

Across Maryland, the State Police say first responders handled more than 400 car crashes during the storm. Two of those crashes in Anne Arundel County were fatalities. One driver was killed when a utility truck hit the rear of her vehicle, and a pedestrian was struck by a car.

In total, according to State Police, troopers responded to 1.076 calls for service, including 421 crashes and 236 disabled vehicles between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM on Thursday.

On Monday, State Police  will meet with Frederick County Fire and Rescue and Maryland State Highway Administration engineers to debrief the snow storm, and discuss strategies to better prepare for future snow storms in Frederick County.


By Kevin McManus