Snow emergency plan in effect for Montgomery Co.

UPDATE: The Snow Emergency plan for Montgomery County has been lifted, effective 12:30 p.m., state transit officials said Saturday.

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County officials have announced a snow emergency plan in effect 5 a.m. Saturday.

Officials recommend the following for residents:

• Stay home unless your job requires you to travel (emergency responder, medical profession, snow removal etc.)
• Maryland state police will begin towing vehicles currently abandoned more than 24 hours before the storm’s arrival.
• Once the snow emergency plan is put in place for a particular county, abandoned vehicles will be towed immediately.
• If you have to drive, ensure you are driving a vehicle equipped for snow travel.
• Don’t abandon your vehicle on a snow emergency route (interstate, Maryland or U.S. route) without notifying Maryland state police or the police agency responsible for that roadway.
• If you have called a private tow to remove your vehicle, let Maryland state police know so they don’t dispatch resources to have it removed.
• If you have an accident, move your vehicle out of the travel portion of the roadway if possible and contact Maryland state police.
• Give snow plows room to work and do not try to pass a plow caravan.
• If your vehicle is towed, contact the barrack or local police agency where it was abandoned with a full description (make, model, tag number and exact location) so the towing company can identify the vehicle.

You can find more information here.

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