Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snow Emergency

Frederick, Md. -- In light of the potential for a severe winter storm over this weekend with significant snow accumulation, Mayor Randy McClement will declare a Snow Emergency for The City of Frederick effective Friday, February 5, 2010 at 8:00 PM. Citizens will have a 2 hour time period in which to move their vehicles from designated snow emergency routes. During a Snow Emergency, City residents are not permitted to park on designated Snow Emergency Routes. Any vehicles parked on these streets may be towed at the owner’s expense. Vehicles traveling on Snow Emergency Routes will also be required to use snow tires or chains. Residents who reside on a snow emergency route are asked to plan ahead and park elsewhere or in one of the downtown parking decks. Enforcement will begin by the Frederick City Police Department at 10:00 PM, Friday, February 5th and will continue until the Snow Emergency has been lifted.

In an effort to provide relief to City residents and downtown patrons during this snow event, The City of Frederick will provide free parking at all four City parking decks after 8:00 PM Friday, February 5th. The City highly recommends residents use the West Patrick Street Parking Deck as space will be plentiful.

Residents and patrons parking in the decks over the weekend will need to have their vehicles out of the parking decks by 6:00 AM on Monday, February 8th. At that time, the deck goes back into full operation and residents will be charged for parking after 6:00 AM.

City of Frederick Parking Decks are located at:

* Church Street Parking Deck- 17 East Church Street
* Court Street Parking Deck - 2 South Court Street
* Carroll Street Parking Deck - 44 East Patrick Street
* West Patrick Street Deck - 138 West Patrick Street

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