Winter Storm Awareness
The following information provided by the Dept. of Pubic Works should serve as a guideline of expectations before, during and following a winter storm event. Help the neighborhood by following these and let others know who may not see this. For information on the “Level of Service” you may expect for your specific street, please visit.
- Bare pavement vehicular access on County-maintained arterial and collector roadways within 24-36 hours AFTER the end of the storm;
- Passable, but not bare pavement, vehicular access on County-maintained local roadways (ie, residential streets, culs-de-sac, dead-ends, etc) within 2-3 days AFTER the end of the storm.
- Citizens are urged to take the necessary steps to ensure their safety during and following the storm and to assist DPW crews as they continue clearing roads.
- Maintain an adequate supply of household necessities, including medications, heating fuel, food and water.
- Reschedule appointments prior to or after the expected storm event.
- Park all vehicles in a driveway whenever possible. If off-street parking is not available, please work with your neighbors to park all vehicles on one side of the road only. If the plows cannot safely access your street due to on-street parking, service will be delayed until adequate access is available or until smaller equipment becomes available.
- Children and drivers should stay clear of plows and other heavy equipment so that plow operators to perform their work efficiently and safely.
- Please clear sidewalks in front of your residence of snow and ice.
- Remove all recycling containers, trash cans and other obstacles from the street to allow plows access.
Please utilize the following winter weather safety tips in preparation and during the impending storm:
Use extreme caution while driving.
Keep a safe following distance between you and the car in front of you during slick conditions, maintain low speeds and turn on your lights to increase visibility.
Brake gently to avoid skidding.
If you must travel, clear all snow from your vehicle, and make sure your vehicle is properly winterized and equipped with all-season or snow tires.
Carry a survival kit: A flashlight, non-perishable food such as protein and/or energy bars, water, sand or other traction material and a shovel in your vehicle.
Dress appropriately for the cold weather by wearing coats, hats (as much as 50% of body heat is lost through the head), scarves or knit masks to cover the face and mouth, and gloves or mittens.
Dress in layers of loose-fitting clothes to wick moisture from the body, including extra socks, Wool, silk or polypropylene inner layers hold in more body heat than cotton.
If shoveling snow, take frequent breaks to avoid over exertion.
Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine; they dehydrate the body and can cause the heat to be lost more rapidly, increasing the risk of hypothermia.
Never leave space heaters unattended.
Always use generators outdoors, away from doors, windows and vents. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for safe usage.
NEVER use generators inside a home, garage, crawl space or other enclosed or partially enclosed space.
Finally, remember to check on elderly or disabled family members, friends and neighbors. Please bring pets inside. If it is too cold for you, it is too cold for them.
For more information, contact the County’s Office of Emergency Management at 410-222-0600.
We continue to have conversations with the County Executives office regarding the completion of the other roads within the community as well. Those who live on roads that have not seen any improvement should keep calling the Northern District roads for requests! It helps to keep them hearing from those that are impacted! 410-222-6141
it is important for everyone to wait until the night before the scheduled day to set out your cans and debris. Please return your containers from the curb area as soon as possible.
Remember also that if your scheduled day of collection falls on a holiday, your pickup day moves to the day after!
While driving through the neighborhood today, on trash day, I witnessed several drivers that did not give right of way to the men working on the waste removal trucks! In fact one of the guys almost got hit!!! Can we please slow down and give these hard working individuals a few moments to do their job!!! Just a little patience.. They are working for you!
All of us have now received the BIG yellow recycle bins!
If there are any problems or concerns you can contact Waste collections at 410-222-6103
More information regarding curbside trash is available at this link.
curbside trash pickup
BGE has completed the smart meter installation program in our area.
Here is a link to FAQ's regarding the project Common questions.