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February 10, 2010

Here's who to call if your street isn't plowed

The State Highway Administration reports that it's getting flooded with calls from people reporting that their neighborhood streets haven't been plowed. While the SHA sympathizes, clearing the courts and cul-de-sacs isn't its job.

In Maryland, the SHA is responsible interstates, U.S. highways and numbered state routes, with the exception of toll facilities and parts of Interstate 95 and 395 maintained by the Maryland Transportation Authority and state routes that extend into Baltimore city, which maintains almost all the roads within its boundaries.

Roads with names rather than numbers outside Baltimore city are maintained by the counties or in some cases incorporated municipalities. For telephone numbers of county snow removal authorities, provided by the SHA, please click below.


Allegany County 301-777-5955
Anne Arundel County 410-222-4040
Baltimore City 410-396-7669
Baltimore County 410-887-3560, 410-887-5454
Calvert County 410-535-0905
Caroline County 410-479-0520
Carroll County 410-386-6717
Cecil County 410-996-6270
Charles County 301-932-3450
Dorchester County 410-228-2920
Frederick County 301-600-1555
Garrett County 301-334-3988
Harford County 410-638-3532
Howard County 410-313-7450
Kent County 410-778-4252
Montgomery County 240-777-6000
Prince George’s County 301-499-8600
Queen Anne’s County 410-758-0920
St. Mary’s County 301-863-8400
Somerset County 410-651-1930
Talbot County 410-770-8150
Washington County 240-313-2720
Wicomico County 410-548-4874
Worcester County 410-632-2244

Posted by Michael Dresser at 3:36 PM | | Comments (3)

Comments - links to county's DPW website.

Why can't someone from the city please get us plowed out of the 4700 block of Glenarm ave from Cedonia to Plumer ave over to White ave. Most of us have been trapped in since last Saturday. If we could get the snow from the middle of the street we could attempt to get out. We have done all we can do. We need to get out of here to get to work, get medication, and get food.
your attention would be greatly appreciated. I will just keep on praying that we get some help.

In one way or another this is my fourth time reaching out for help.

As far as the city is concerned its hopeless. Our only hope is the sun. The city's Public Works Dept. has failed us. Baltimore County's roads are in great shape compared to the city and I mean their side streets as well. Baltimore City are you listening?

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About Michael Dresser
Michael Dresser has been an editor, reporter and columnist with The Sun longer than Baltimore's had a subway. He's covered retailing, telecommunications, state politics and wine. Since 2004, he's been The Sun's transportation writer. He lives in Ellicott City with his wife and travel companion, Cindy.

His Getting There column appears on Mondays. Mike's blog will be a forum for all who are interested in highways, transit and other transportation issues affecting Baltimore, Maryland and the region.

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