Prince George’s County Prepares for the First Snowstorm of the 2020 Winter Season 

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Media Advisory

For immediate release:
December 15, 2020

For more information contact:
Paulette L. Jones
Public Information Officer
Prince George’s County
Department of Public Works and Transportation
Office: (301) 883-5600
Cell:    (240) 712-0298

Prince George’s County Prepares for the First Snowstorm of the 2020 Winter Season 

Largo, MD – Prince George’s County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) will mobilize for the first time this winter season, for a snowstorm that is expected to impact the region on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.   AccuWeather predicts snow will arrive around 8 a.m., followed by sleet and rain, ending with additional snow.  DPW&T staff and crews will run a safe modified operation initially, adjusting operations as deemed necessary. 

To ensure the safety of our men and women, DPW&T will continue to utilize the Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 best practices during this event, practicing social distancing and using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  Staff and crews will communicate via virtual platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. 

“We are proud that we were able to hold a successful Snow and Ice Dry Run as well as a virtual Snow Summit where a plethora of information was provided to our Community Partners and residents in preparation for storms like this,” said DPW&T Director, Terry Bellamy. 

Residents are reminded, however, to encourage their neighbors to park on the same side of the street, to ensure accessibility for the snowplows.  During winter events routes are prioritized for service by the following categories: primary, secondary and residential.  Primary and secondary roads are serviced first to ensure that public safety and emergency vehicles can travel.  Also, please wait 48 hours after the snowfall has ended before reporting concerns regarding untreated roadways to 3-1-1.

For assistance on navigating the winter season safely, view our Snow Summit presentation at For more information, contact Paulette Jones, Public Information Officer at (240) 712-0298.  Additionally, find more information on our website at, or follow us on Twitter @PGCountyDPWT.

For updates on the "TheBus" during winter weather events, check the NextBus app. It provides real-time route tracking and important service alerts, public transit, or driving.  If you do not need to travel during this event, please stay off the roads.  Be well and be safe!