Snow Emergency Plan for Frederick County & Surrounding Areas In Effect


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As the region braces for up to 12-inches of snow through Tuesday, the snow emergency plan went into effect

Frederick, Md. (DG) – Maryland State Police in Frederick put the snow emergency plan effect at 6:30 AM Sunday January 31, 2021.

The following highways have been designated as Snow Emergency Routes in Frederick County:

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

Once the Snow Emergency Plan has been placed in effect, Maryland Law requires motorists to operate vehicles that are equipped with snow tires as designated by the manufacturer or equipped with chains. Studded tires are allowed from November 1 through March 31.

The snow emergency plan is also in effect for Washington, Carroll, Montgomery, Allegany, and Garrett Counties.

During the declaration of a snow emergency, a person may not park a vehicle on any highway designated as a snow emergency route.