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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow and Freezing Temperatures May Create Problems for the Morning Commute

Snow and Freezing Temperatures May Create Problems for the Morning Commute

For immediate release:
2/25/2015 2:45:00 PM

For more information, contact:
Carol Terry, Public Information Officer, DPW&T, 301-883-5600

LARGO, MD –Once again, the forecast of snow and freezing temperatures for the Washington Metropolitan area may create problems for the morning commute.  Prince George’s County will activate a full deployment of personnel and resources on Thursday morning at 2:30 a.m. to treat and clear the primary and major collector roadways and then move into the residential areas.   Crews will also be monitoring and treating the overpasses, bridges, hills and ramps.

Forecasters are predicting a light snow will begin in our area early Thursday morning with a possible accumulation of a trace to 2 inches of snow before ending around noon.  Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for this snow event. 

“Prince George’s County warns drivers to be prepared for the possibility of delays during their commute on Thursday morning,” said Darrell Mobley, Director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation.  “Motorists are encouraged to add extra travel time, drive slowly and use caution when driving on the overpasses, ramps and bridges as they tend to freeze first.” 

County residents are asked 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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