What You Need To Know About This Snowstorm...from City Hall ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Monday, February 15, 2010

What You Need To Know About This Snowstorm...from City Hall

(The following is a news release from City Hall. Herculean is its choice of words, not mine...but I did find the cartoon to help readers put it into perspective...

After a herculean effort to make all city roads passable over the holiday weekend, Mayor Joshua J. Cohen has announced that the next objective of his snow removal plan is to create
space to allow for parking along Snow Emergency Routes and residential streets and accommodate trash and recycling pickup.

To that end, Mayor Cohen has laid out the following timeline for the week (click here for more):

-- Crews will clear all Snow Emergency Routes curb-to-curb by 8 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18
-- Parking restriction along Snow Emergency Routes will be lifted as of
8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18
-- The free-parking period at city garages for city residents will end
at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18
-- As previously stated, trash and recycling service will resume on
Thursday, Feb. 18

In order to allow crews access to clear the Snow Emergency Routes, the
parking ban will be enforced as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.  While a
parking ban has been in effect for Snow Emergency Routes since Feb. 5,

Residents are encouraged to move their cars Tuesday to enable crews to
work that evening. As noted, free parking at City garages – Hillman,
Gott’s and Knighton – will be available to residents. During the busy
legislative season, it is imperative that curb-to-curb snow removal
occurs to expand parking options for patrons and visitors. The added
off-street parking will allow the City to open up the garages for
patrons and visitors.

“Now that we have made roads passable, we need to help our businesses
and residents by freeing up parking spaces at our garages and along our
roads,” Mayor Cohen said. “We must completely clear the Emergency Snow
Routes by Thursday morning, so we can set into a motion a schedule to
bring our services back online.”

City crews continue to respond to service calls and are moving snow
piles from intersections. Several contractors stood down Sunday night
after significant progress was made on residential streets, and
contractors will return to work after the holiday to widen routes.

If you are not sure your home is along an Emergency Snow Route, go to
the city Web site, http://www.annapolis.gov, to find snow route maps and
emergency routes along with other important weather-related information.

As a reminder:

   With the forecast for 1 to 3 inches of snow to fall through Tuesday
morning, the Level III snow policy remains in effect.
   Parking will be available for city government employees at Hillman
and Knighton garages on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Space might be limited at both
   Residents with snow removal questions can call the Department of
Public Works operations center at 410-263-7967.
   Residents in need of general assistance can call the Mayor’s office
at 410-263-7997.

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