COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Prince George’s County snow crews have geared up to tackle the latest winter storm to roll through the D.C. region.
The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation will have 220 vehicles dedicated to snow removal efforts Thursday and Friday, according to spokesperson Paulette Jones.
She says 350 staff members will work staggered 12-hour shifts during the storm too.
Prince George’s County crews spent part of the day pretreating roads in advance of the storm. The City of College Park, in Prince George’s County, also pretreated some of its roads as well.
College Park officials asked its residents to park off the streets whenever possible as vehicles placed there can create obstacles for its municipal plows.
The city says if locals do not have a driveway, they should work with their neighbors to park their cars on one side of the road.
If you are curious where the closest plow is to your neighborhood, you are in luck.
Many local jurisdictions now place trackers on their plows to inform the public of those vehicles’ whereabouts.
Both the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation and Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration show where their plows are with GPS tracking devices.
Transportation officials from the state, county, and several Prince George's County cities say locals should expect to see many of their department plows hit the streets in the overnight hours.
Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks tweeted that all county building will be closed Thursday. However, she added telework eligible employees will have to report, on-time, virtually, while the county's essential workers should expect to go to work as well.
The University of Maryland, College Park has also announced all online and in-person classes are canceled, but essential employees on campus still have to report to work too.