What is the Snow Emergency Plan?
The Maryland State Police (MSP) declares snow emergencies with input from MD State Highway Administration and local public safety agencies. Once a snow emergency is declared, the law requires certain precautions.

They include:

Prohibited parking on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes and the use of snow tires/chains (most cars now use all weather tires, so changing to "snow" tires is unnecessary).

Once an emergency is in effect, all requirements are in effect until lifted. A Snow Emergency Plan is put into effect by county. Certain exceptions can occur while a snow emergency plan is in effect. A specific route(s) can be lifted and the remainders of the roads in the county still remain under the Snow Emergency Plan. For the most up to date information, it is advised to call the local MSP barrack for the county. In Frederick County, contact the Maryland State Police B Barrack at 301-600-4151.List of Maryland State Police Barracks

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1. What should I do to be prepared in case of an emergency?
2. Where can I find information on creating a personal or business emergency response plan?
3. Why is planning so important?
4. If there is an emergency at work, what should I do to be prepared there?
5. I have a disability and live alone. What should I do to be prepared in case of emergency?
6. What does "shelter in place" mean?
7. How can I obtain information in an emergency?
8. Where can I find information on closings and delays?
9. How does the County prepare for an emergency?
10. What will Frederick County do for me in an emergency?
11. What is a State of Emergency?
12. What is the Snow Emergency Plan?
13. What is the difference between a weather watch and warning?
14. What if the County has to be evacuated? What will the County do for me?
15. Does Frederick County have shelters if we have to evacuate or relocate?
16. I have a disability and do not drive. How will I evacuate if I am told to evacuate? Will the County provide transportation for me?
17. I have a home daycare and am required to list two evacuation sites. What do I use?