RELEASE: Mayor Pugh Announces the City of Baltimore is Prepared for First Snow

City of Baltimore office of the mayor

Catherine E. Pugh

City of Baltimore

250 City Hall • Baltimore, Maryland 21202 • 410-396-3835 • Fax: 410-576-9425

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Anthony McCarthy


Mayor Pugh Announces the City of Baltimore is Prepared for First Snow  


BALTIMORE, Md. – Mayor Pugh announced that the City of Baltimore is prepared for Winter Storm Stella, which is projected to impact the Baltimore Metropolitan region beginning at 8:00 p.m.  


The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) has taken the following precautions to prepare for snow: 


  • City snow crews have been pre-treating primary roadways since Sunday afternoon in preparation of Winter Storm Stella. 

  • A full deployment of snow crews were activated today at 4:00 p.m. to monitor roadway conditions and treat city streets.  With over 17,000 tons of salt on-hand, crews will focus on treating both primary and secondary roadways.

  • The Emergency Operations Center at 414 N. Calvert Street (EOC1) was activated at 6:00 p.m. this evening.

  • #311 is operating on an extended schedule and hours are as follows; tonight, Monday, March 13th hours are extended until midnight; on Tuesday, March 14th the call center will open at 5:00 a.m. and close at midnight.

The Department of Transportation and Office of Emergency Management continues to urge residents to plan ahead and prepare for the pending snow storm.  Motorists are strongly encouraged to delay their morning commute or refrain from travel Tuesday morning if possible.  Roadway conditions will be dangerous, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses. 


Residents who must commute should be prepared by planning ahead and allowing additional travel time.  Motorists should drive with caution during the storm and allow extra stopping distance, as roadways may be slippery.  Residents should always remove snow from their vehicles before traveling and should never try to pass snow plows or salt trucks.  


For the latest updates on weather and traffic conditions, including delays and closings; stay tuned to local media stations, follow @MayorPugh50, @BmorecityDOT on Twitter or visit the Baltimore City Snow Portal at

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