A. Roads are cleared in the following order - Main arteries and feeder roads first, such as Joppa Road and Goucher Blvd., Owings Mills Blvd and Lyons Mill Rd., followed by community/subdivision streets, courts and cul-de-sacs.
A. Snow storms of less than six inches should allow crews to plow every street within 24 hours after the storm has ended. With a storm of six inches or more, it typically takes 48 hours to plow every street after the storm has ended. During a very heavy snowfall, plows may need to be diverted from secondary roads repeatedly to concentrate on keeping main roads open.
A. After following the above timeline, the Bureau of Highways can be contacted at email@example.com or 410-887-3560.
A. Every effort is made to clear roads and storm drains to prevent icing conditions if remaining snow melts and refreezes. Snowplows are angled to the right. Residents can help by shoveling snow to the right of their driveway when facing the street, or into their yards. It's the best way to minimize the amount that may get plowed back into their driveway. Find out more.
A. Alleys and private roads do not receive County service. By law, snow removal and other maintenance are the responsibility of the owner(s). Owners of new homes are advised to call their developer or property manager before snow season to determine if their road is private or has been transferred into the County road system.
A. In most cases, the refuse/recycling collector will make every effort to collect the scheduled item(s) if the road or alley in your area is passable. You should set your items out as usual. In unusual or extreme cases, alternate plans may be made. You may view storm related schedule changes or call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.
Revised October 3, 2011