Prince George's County prepares for snow removal

LARGO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County will once again deploy crews starting Sunday at 8 p.m. in anticipation of the forecast of three to six inches predicted for the Washington metropolitan area.

Authorities said crews will focus on the primary and major collector roadways first and then will move into the residential areas to plow and treat the roads.

The forecast is predicting rain starting Sunday evening, which will change to snow Sunday night, said Darrell Mobley, Director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation.

Authorities warn that road conditions may be dangerous and drivers are encouraged to be careful.

Drivers are advised to drive safely and to remember these safety tips:

- Add extra time for travel;

- Keep a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you;

- Do not follow the snow plow trucks; and

- Use caution when driving over bridges, ramps and overpasses.

Also, authorities ask residents to park on the even-numbered sides of residential streets or in their driveways to help the crews in clearing the roads.

Final plowing on the residential roads will not happen until after the snow stops. Driveways and mailboxes will have snow in front of them as a result of the plowing operation. Residents are reminded to shovel their driveways after plowing is done and to remove snow from the sidewalks.

To report roadway conditions, residents are advised to wait 12 hours after the precipitation has stopped before calling CountyClick at 3-1-1 or the Snow Information Center at 301-350-0500. For updates and information, visit the County's website at


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