Emergency Routes

The following information is intended for businesses and residents located along a designated Snow Emergency Routes. These routes are marked by signage. These are the general regulations that address your responsibility during a snow emergency.

Snow Removal Prioritization

Frederick has categorized the streets within the city in order to prioritize Snow Removal Services. Streets are typically broken down into three categories; Snow Emergency, Collector and Local Streets. The streets that are designated as Snow Emergency Routes have been determined to be the major traffic arteries, which need to be kept open at all times.

The Snow Emergency Routes are cleared first and we must keep them passable at all times under all conditions. It is only after these streets are satisfactory are we able to move on to the Collector and then the local streets.

Parking & Driving

When a Snow Emergency is declared, it will be announced via local radio broadcasts, telecasts and the City website. In addition, we will have a recorded message on the City Emergency information line - 301-600-1300. Parking on Snow Emergency Routes is prohibited on any posted Snow Emergency Route, starting 2 hours after the Snow Emergency declaration.

Please remove all vehicles within the required time. Prohibited parking shall remain in effect until the Snow Emergency has been lifted. Cars in violation, may be towed at owners expense.

Vehicles traveling on Snow Emergency Route restrictions are required to have snow tires or chains. Enforcement of the Snow Emergency Route restrictions is conducted by the Frederick City Police.

Emergency Snow Routes

The following table lists snow emergency routes in the City of Frederick. Thank you in advance for assisting the City to protect public safety. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works at 301-600-1440.

North/South Streets

StreetStartEnd
Market StreetRoute 70 BridgeRoute 26
Bentz Street/MotterAvenue/
Opossumtown Pike
West South StreetNorth City Limits
East StreetMonocacy Boulevard (Walser Drive)North Market Street
Baughmans LaneU.S. Route 40Rosemont Avenue
South Jefferson StreetProspect BoulevardWest Patrick Street
Monocacy BoulevardSouth Market StreetEast Church Street
Monocacy BoulevardGas House PikeMaryland Route 15
Christophers CrossingMaryland Route 15Opposumtown Pike
Church StreetMonocacy BoulevardEast Street
Gas House PikeMonocacy BoulevardCity Limits
Mill Island ParkwayWaterside DriveMonocacy Ford Road
Schifferstadt BoulevardEast Church StreetNorth Market Street
McCain DriveKey ParkwayButterfly Lane

East/West Streets

Street
Start
End
Patrick StreetNorthbound Ramp U.S. Route 15Bailes Lane
South Street/Reich's Ford RoadWest Patrick StreetCity Limits
Yellow Springs Road/Rosemont Avenue/Dill AvenueCity LimitsNorth Bentz
Seventh StreetMilitary RoadEast Street
Butterfly LaneMount Phillip RoadRoute 180
Military RoadWest 7th StreetRosemont Avenue
Waterside DriveMonocacy BoulevardCity Limits
New Design RoadRoute 70 BridgeSouth Market Street
Key ParkwayBaughmans LaneOld Camp Road