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Storm Preparation Actions in Place for the City of Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md.- Mayor James Ireton, Jr. announced Tuesday that the City of Salisbury is preparing for the arrival of a possible 1 to 4 inches of snow overnight Monday into Tuesday. Roads are expected to become slippery by midnight, and conditions are expected to worsen into the early morning. Residents are cautioned to drive safely and to be aware of roadway icing.

Salisbury Director of Public Works Michael Moulds has reported that crews will monitor the weather overnight, and will begin salting roads when the rain transitions to snow. Officials said the city has nine trucks ready and equipped with plows and salt bodies. Plowing of the streets will only occur if snow accumulation exceeds 4 inches. In that event, the city's snow emergency routes will be the first streets to be plowed.

Motorists are reminded to be aware of, and avoid parking along snow emergency routes in the event a snow emergency is declared.

Additionally, citizens are reminded that all property owners adjacent to any street within city limits are responsible for the removal of snow from their sidewalks. The snow must be removed for the entire length of the property for a width of 4 feet. The removal must take place within six   ours after the snow has stopped falling. If snowfall ends between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., then snow removal must occur before 2 p.m. The purpose of this ordinance is to provide the ability for our residents and visitors to move freely and safely throughout the City. The property owner is liable for any accidents which may occur as a result of un-cleared sidewalks. Please help us make the City of Salisbury safe during severe weather conditions.

Emergency contact information for Salisbury Public Works during business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is (410) 548-3177. For service calls after hours please contact the Salisbury Police Department at (410) 548-3165.

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