Clear storm drains and fire hydrants of snow
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is asking residents to chip in and help clear snow from storm drains and fire hydrants.
Clogged drains mean flooding. And blocked hydrants can mean big trouble for fire fighters and those they work to protect.
This is good advice for residents around the snowy state, not just those in the city -- especially ahead of the rain expected on Friday.
There are some 33,000 drains in the city alone, and workers can't clear them all themselves. In Baltimore, call 311 to report drains clogged with debris.
Baltimore Sun file photo of workers clearing a drain during a past storm/Kim Hairston