Prince George’s County Prepares for Emergency Weather Conditions with Snow and Ice Dry Run Exercise

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Media Advisory

For immediate release:
October 25, 2022

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

 Prince George’s County Prepares for Emergency Weather Conditions with Snow and Ice Dry Run Exercise

LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) will conduct a Snow and Ice Dry Run exercise on Friday, October 28, 2022, beginning at 6:00 a.m.

In the previous winter season, DPW&T staff mobilized for eight (8) snow and ice events, during what was termed by weather forecasters as an active snow season. This winter weather season, DPW&T will continue to work to ensure that our roadways are cleared and safe for motorists in Prince George’s County, and to enhance communications with residents.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tag-alongs and interviews with drivers, and interviews with command staff at DPW&T’s state-of-the-art Traffic Response and Information Partnership (TRIP) Center located at 8414 D’Arcy Road in Forestville, will be available utilizing COVID-19 best practices.  Media will be allowed to follow one of our drivers with social distancing and will be provided operation updates by the DPW&T Public Information Officer.

The Dry Run provides an opportunity for inclement weather emergency procedures to be tested before the winter weather arrives. To effectively respond, more than 400 DPW&T employees, engineers, administrative staff, project coordinators and bus drivers, as well as crews from other County agencies that partner with DPW&T in snow and ice operations, are assigned to a wide range of jobs including snowplow drivers, safety inspectors, supply monitors and customer service representatives.

During the Dry Run, drivers follow their assigned routes to familiarize themselves with the roads, time their runs and identify any hazardous road conditions that need to be addressed. The Department conducts safety inspections of all vehicles and evaluates operational procedures and communication systems to implement improvements before inclement weather hits.

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DPW&T Staff

Prince George’s County Dry Run Exercise in Preparation of Emergency Weather Conditions

Friday, October 28, 2022, 6:00 a.m.

TRIP Center, 8414 D’Arcy Road, Forestville, MD