Mayor Brandon M. Scott Deploys Snow Team This Evening to Treat Critical Areas Across Baltimore Ahead of Potential Snow Fall

Mayor Brandon M. Scott along with Baltimore City Department of Transportation Director Steve Sharkey, announced that the Baltimore City Snow Team began snow deployment operations this evening, Friday, February 5, 2021. At 4:00 p.m., the snow team began the pretreatment of the city gateways in preparation for another winter weather event. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead for continued inclement weather that is expected to affect the Baltimore region this weekend. 

The Baltimore City Snow Team will be closely monitoring weather and roadway conditions over the next 48 hours with a full deployment beginning at midnight on Sunday, February 7, 2021 to plow and and apply salt to streets as needed. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and be prepared for possible inclement weather on Sunday morning, as mixed precipitation may cause hazardous driving conditions.  Roadways may become slick, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, and along infrequently traveled roadways. 

Motorists who must travel are strongly advised to allow additional commute time, drive at reduced speeds and increase stopping distance for everyone’s safety.  Drivers are also reminded not to pass working snowplows and to allow plenty of following distance so that plow drivers have plenty of room to maneuver.  Additionally, the Snow Team would like to encourage residents and commercial property owners to apply abrasives such as rock salt, de-icer, or non-clumping kitty litter to the sidewalks around their properties to reduce the possibility of icing and to prevent slips and falls.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

For status updates, please visit coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov/testing or follow the Baltimore City Health Department’s social media accounts for updates before coming to a testing site.

Winter Shelters

During the 2020-2021 winter season, which extends through April 1, 2021, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) will provide emergency shelter to all people experiencing homelessness on nights when the temperature with wind chill reaches freezing (32 degrees and below).  Residents in need of shelter should call 443-984-9540 or dial 211.  The transportation schedule, along with additional details can be found on the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services website at: Winter Shelter | Mayor's Office of Homeless Services (baltimorecity.gov).

Recreation Center Meal Sites

In response to COVID-19, BCRP is providing daily meals for youth at recreation centers across Baltimore.  For more information on the city-wide meal distribution, click here

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