When it snows in Gaithersburg, the Public Works Department staff goes into action. These snow fighters concentrate on keeping City streets passable during winter weather events, and cleared as soon as possible after the storm is over.
If you have a comment or concern during or immediately following a storm, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 240-805-1345.
The following is a list of general information and ways you can help our snow fighters provide the most efficient winter weather services.
Stock emergency kits and winterize your vehicle and home.
Move vehicles off City roads.
Vehicles parked in violation are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense.
Salt brine is applied to City maintained roads two days before predicted storm.
Road salt is applied once snow begins to stick to street surface.
Locate and mark the nearest fire hydrant. Keep it clear of snow during and after storm.
Plowing begins after snow accumulates 2 inches on roadway.
Order of Plowing
It takes 8 - 10 hours to plow all City streets ONE time.
Crews work 24/7 until all roads are cleared.
Do not allow children to play in snow close to the road or on high piles of snow left by plow trucks.
Stay off the roads! Do not drive until roads are cleared.
If you must drive:
Make sure your vehicle is equipped with snow or all weather tires and emergency supplies.
Shovel after crews have finished clearing roadways.
Do not throw snow into the street or court.
Shovel in the direction of traffic.
Snow Removal Policy
To avoid repeated shoveling, wait until the plow crews have cleared the roadways.
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If you have a comment or concern during or immediately following a storm, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
E-mail email@example.com or leave a message at 240-805-1345.