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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 Wednesday that the City of Salisbury is preparing for the arrival of a possible 3 to 6 inches of snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Snowfall is expected to begin by midnight, and to be at its heaviest during the early morning hours. Residents are cautioned to drive safely and to be aware of roadway icing.

Deputy Director of Public Works, Amanda Pollack, has reported that City roads crews will report for work at midnight, and will begin salting and plowing as conditions warrant. The City has nine (9) trucks ready and equipped with plows and salt bodies. Plowing of residential streets will occur if snow accumulation exceeds FOUR (4) INCHES or more. In such case, the City's 7 snow emergency routes will be the first streets to be plowed. Motorists are reminded to NOT PARK along snow emergency routes, and private plow contractors are reminded to not push snow into public roads.

If you have to be on the roads during the upcoming snow event, it is important to realize that the most slippery surfaces often do not appear as hazardous as they actually are. Bridges, overpasses and intersections are common areas where the pavement freezes faster than on ordinary roadways. At temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit salt becomes ineffective at melting ice.

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 four (4) feet. The removal must take place within six (6) hours 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 8:00 to 4:30 is 410-548-3177. For service calls after hours please contact the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165.

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