City of Salisbury releases storm updates

Officials say that snowfall is still heavy, but is forecast to start to taper off in the early evening hours on Thursday night.

Snow removal operations continue to happen in the City since the early overnight hours, but the  snowfall and high winds have caused the need for repeated plowing of the City's Snow Emergency Routes.

Given this storm's nature and severity, Field Operations expects being able to transition over home neighborhood plowing operations by mid-morning on Friday. Officials say that they appreciate the public's patience and understanding.

All City offices will stay closed on Friday.  If people have an emergency, they are asked to please dial 911 immediately.  For non-emergency issues after hours, call 410-548-3165.

Trash removal and recycling operations are suspended until the routes clear.  Residents who typically have Thursday or Friday pickup will have their trash taken away as soon as it is possible for crews to resume collection (Earliest, Monday.)

As of 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, SPD reported more than 60 vehicles stuck and/or stranded, and 4 motor vehicle collisions, with 1 resulting in injury.  PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

Officials say that pursuant to Chapter 10.12.020 of the Municipal Code of the City of Salisbury, the Chief of Police may declare a snow emergency for all snow emergency routes as a whole or for any one or more snow emergency routes as deemed necessary.

Pursuant to Chapter 10.12.040 of the Municipal Code of the City of Salisbury, it is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle on any city street that is designated and appropriately signposted as a snow emergency route and for which a snow emergency has been declared and is in effect.

Additionally, pursuant to Chapter 10.12.050, during the time when a snow emergency is in effect, the police department can have the authority to take possession of, issue citations for, remove, tow away and impound any vehicle found parked, stalled, incapable of proceeding under its own power or left unattended upon any street designated as a snow emergency route; and, before the owner thereof may thereafter obtain possession of such vehicles, he shall first pay the cost of removing such vehicle and any storage charges.

For service calls after normal business hours, people can call the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165. For emergency situations, please dial 911 immediately.

For information on snow emergency routes and plowing/salting operations, people can visit here.

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