State Police Put Snow Emergency Plan In Effect In Frederick & Washington Counties

No vehicles can be parked on snow emergency routes.


Frederick, Md (KM)   As of 11:15 AM on Saturday, January 18th,   the Maryland State Police in Frederick have put the Snow Emergency Plan in effect.  That means motorists are required to have snow  tires or all weather tires on their vehicles if they’re traveling.  Studded tires are allowed from  November 1st through March 31st.

Authorities say when the Snow Emergency Plan is put into affect, individuals are not allowed to part on designated snow emergency routes.

The Snow Emergency Routes in Frederick County are:


U.S. Route 15

U.S. Route 15 (Business)

U.S. Route 40

U.S. Route 40 (Alternate)

U.S. Route 340

MD Route 17

MD Route 26

MD Route 27

MD Route 28

MD Route 31

MD Route 75

MD Route 76

MD Route 79

MD Route 80

MD Route 85

MD Route 140

MD Route 144FA

MD Route 180

MD Route 194

Interstate 70

Interstate 270


The Snow Emergency Plan has also been put into effect in Washington County as of 11:30 AM on Saturday.  State Police in Hagerstown remind  motorists to drive carefully due to road conditions.


By Kevin McManus