Snow Removal

Snow Event Tips
Here are some tips to follow during a snow event:
  • Per County Code, all county roads are designated Snow Emergency Routes.
  • Please park vehicles in driveways and not on the roadway or in cul-de-sacs. Vehicles in the roadways or cul-de-sacs will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • If you don't have access to an off street parking area, neighborhoods can help by parking all vehicles on the same side of the street. This gives the plow more room to work.
  • If you shovel your driveway apron before the snow plow comes through, always place the snow on the right, facing the street.
  • Do not throw snow back into the roadway.
  • Stay at least a 2-car length behind a snow plow for every 20 mph you are traveling; never cut between a caravan of plows that is clearing the highway.
  • Listen to the radio before and during a storm to see if the Snow Emergency Plan has been declared in Frederick County.
  • Do not drive during a severe winter storm.
Frederick County uses the following materials during a snow event:
  • Rock salt
  • Anti-skid
  • M-1000 Caliber (Liquid De-icer)
Additional Resources
Report Conditions
Report all unsafe road conditions immediately to Highway Operations at 301-600-1564. After hours, please call Central Communications' non-emergency number at 301-600-1603.

To report damage that has resulted from snow removal operations, please fill out a county work request form or you may contact us via email or by phone at 301-600-1564.