Prince George’s County Gears Up for Winter Storm Alert Forecasted for Washington Metropolitan Area

Prince George’s County will deploy approximately 135 trucks at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning in preparation for the Winter Storm Alert that has been forecasted for the Washington Metropolitan area.  County crews will treat the primary and major collector roadways first and then will move into the residential areas.  Crews will also be treating and plowing the bridges, ramps and overpasses.

Forecasters are predicting rain to begin in our area Sunday night and change to snow early Monday morning.  An accumulation of one to three inches of snow is expected before it ends early Tuesday morning.

“The snow may impact the morning and evening commute on Monday,” said Darrell Mobley, Director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation.  “Drivers are encouraged to stay off the roadways.  If you must drive, add extra time for traveling, slow down and drive safely.”

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

To report roadway 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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