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

Market StreetRoute 70 BridgeRoute 26
Bentz Street/Motter Avenue/
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 StreetUS Route 15
Christophers CrossingRocky Springs Road
Whitter Drive
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
Walter Martz Road
Christophers Crossing
Tuscarora Creek Blvd
Himes Avenue
Butterfly Lane
MD 180
Wormans Mill Road
MD 26
Dead End
Waverly Drive
US 40
Shookstown Road
Kemp Lane
Shookstown Road
Rocky Springs Road

East/West Streets

Patrick StreetNorthbound Ramp U.S. Route 15Monocacy Boulevard
South Street/Reich's Ford RoadWest Patrick StreetCity Limits
Yellow Springs Road/Rosemont Avenue/Dill AvenueTuscarora Drive
North Bentz Street
Yellow Springs Road
Christopher's Crossing
City Limits
Seventh StreetMilitary RoadEast Street
Butterfly LaneMount Phillip RoadHimes Avenue
Military RoadWest 7th StreetRosemont Avenue
Waterside DriveMonocacy BoulevardCity Limits
New Design RoadInterstate 70 BridgeSouth Market Street
Christopher's Crossing
US 15
Walter Martz Road
Shookstown Road/Montevue Lane
Rosemont Avenue
Kemp Lane/Bowers Road
Tuscanny Drive/Rocky Springs Road
Rosemont Avenue
Kemp Lane