Annapolis mayor declares state of emergency

Posted at 5:08 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 17:08:44-05
Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides declared a state of emergency in the city, which takes effect at 7 a.m. Friday. 
During the state of emergency, the mayor's authority includes, but is not limited to, appointing an incident commander, declaring a curfew, directing the Harbormaster to limit access to city waters. 
Pantelides also declared a level 2 snow emergency in Annapolis, making it mandatory for all vehicles along the emergency route be removed by 6 p.m. on Friday to avoid towing and impound.    
The city will open its four parking garages at 3 p.m. Friday
  • Noah Hillman Parking Garage - 150 Gorman St.
  • Gotts Court Parking Garage - 25 Northwest St.
  • Knighton Parking Garage - 1A Colonial Ave.
  • Park Place - 5 Park Place
A level 2 snow emergency involves 5 to 8 inches of snow and vehicular parking is banned on emergency snow routes.  Public Work crews expect to make emergency snow routes passable within 24 hours of the end of the snowfall. Snow connector routes will be made passable within 36 hours of the end of the snowfall, and all other routes will be made passable within 60 hours of the end of the snowfall.  
To view all emergency, connector and secondary routes, go here.
Meanwhile, refuse and recycling will have regular collection on Friday and Annapolis Transit will operate on a regular schedule on Friday.  The transit schedule is subject to change as the evening progresses and weather conditions deteriorate.
The Annapolis Call Center will open at 3 p.m. Friday for all non-emergency calls. Annapolis residents can call regarding the status of city operations and weather-related questions. The Annapolis Call Center number is 410-260-2211.

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