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Monday, February 16, 2015

Prince George's County DPW&T Activates Full Deployment for Winter Storm

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Prince George's County Activates Full Deployment for Winter Storm Warning

For immediate release: 
2/16/2015 11:20:00 AM

For more information, contact: 
Carol Terry, Public Information Officer, DPW&T, 301-883-5600
LARGO, MD –Prince George’s County will activate a full deployment of personnel and contract services today at 3:00 p.m. in preparation for the snow and frigid temperatures forecasted for the Washington Metropolitan area.  Approximately 250 vehicles will monitor and plow the primary and major collector roadways first and then will move into the residential areas.

Forecasters are predicting the snow will start in our area this afternoon with a possible accumulation of 4-8 inches before ending on Tuesday morning.  Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for this snow event with winds between 5 to 10 miles per hour.  

“With the slick roadway conditions expected with this winter storm, motorists are encouraged to stay off the road,” said Darrell Mobley, Director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation.  “If you must travel, please add extra travel time, stay alert and drive slowly; and stay well behind the salt trucks.”

County residents are requested to park on the even-numbered sides of residential streets or in their driveways.  Residents are also asked to shovel their driveways after plowing has occurred and to remove snow/ice from the sidewalks abutting their homes and businesses. 

To report road conditions, residents are encouraged to wait 12 hours after the precipitation has stopped before calling CountyClick at 311, the Snow Information Center at 301-350-0500 or going to the Snow Request Form on the County’s website at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov.

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