Snow Status Update – Sunday, Jan. 24th

24 Jan

Snow Emergency Phase 2 remains in effect. City Government will be closed Monday, January 25th for non-essential employees. Please see further updates below.

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Courtesy – www.baltimoresun.com

Transportation:

  • Crews and contractors continue to salt and plow primary and secondary roads. Inspectors are monitoring contractor and crew activity. Primary roads are passable with at least one lane cleared in each direction. Hauling contractors are being deployed in the central business district and on gateways.
  • Youth workers are currently clearing right of way sidewalks for elderly and disabled.
  • Snow removal on smaller streets requires technical crews with Bobcats, front end loaders, and dump trucks.  Those resources are being deployed now and will start to have a big impact tomorrow.
  • Snow crews continue to assist with clearing streets for emergency responders for access.
  • DOT’s salt contractor was unable to deliver the scheduled delivery for today due to their supply lot being snowed in.  A double delivery is now scheduled for tomorrow.  DOT has enough salt on-hand to get through until tomorrow.
  • The National Guard continues to support operations.

Parking & Road Restrictions

  • “No Parking” restrictions remain in effect on all marked snow emergency routes.
  • Residents who parked for free in the 4 city parking garages can now stay until Tuesday at 6am – originally they were asked to leave Monday.  No new cars; only those already parked can stay.
  • Various sites around the city have been identified for citizens to park their cards – select city garages, some stadium lots and some school parking lots.
  • All MTA services and the Charm City Circulator are shut down until Monday. The MTA will resume partial service for the light rail, MARC trains, buses and metro Monday at 9 a.m., hoping to return to full service by Wednesday.
  • 257 abandoned vehicles have been towed.

Health

The Health Department and Emergency Management are working to use Fire Department resources on Monday to help dialysis patients get to appointments.

Public Works

One water main break of significance, a 20 inch main in the 900 block of William Street (21230).  Crews are on scene now assessing the impact and number of impacted services.  No critical infrastructure impacted.

Fire & Police

The Fire Department has responded to two significant snow-related porch collapses.  No injuries. Police have responded to over 100 traffic crashes.

Homeless

Homeless requests continue to come in through 311 – crews have caught up with all requests.  Shelter occupancy remains available at the Oliver Community Center, and Coppin State in already activated as a back-up site if needed.

Power Outages

1,136 customers currently out in the city; none currently in the 4th District.  Over 6,500 outages in the city have been restored throughout the duration of the storm.

Forecast

Current temps 33 degrees and the surface temperature 36-39 degrees . Currently, winds are NNW 13 MPH with no gusts. Low tonight 11 degrees. High tomorrow 35 degrees w/ partly sunny skies.

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