It’s that time of year again and we want to make sure residents are prepared for the wintry precipitation. When snow falls, per Howard County Code Section 18.402, property owners are responsible for clearing all sidewalks that abut their property within 48 hours after the snow has fallen. This also applies to apartment complexes, condominium and townhouse associations. If you’d like to report a violation, please contact the Howard County Police non-emergency number 410-313-2200.
The Bureau of Highways reminds drivers not to park on streets, especially on a cul-de-sac as that makes snow removal nearly impossible for highway crews. Vehicles should be parked in driveways. This allows police officers, firefighters, and paramedics to respond quickly to public safety tasks while driving in treacherous conditions and leads to quick and complete clearing of the roads. Residents may also want to delay shoveling driveway aprons and sidewalks until the street has been completely cleared. Otherwise, it is very likely a full blade of snow will slide off the plow onto the driveway.
Where To Go For More Snow Information
- Bureau of Highways 410-313-7450
- Bureau of Utilities 410-313-4900
- Bureau of Environmental Services 410-313-6444
On the Internet
- County Snow Tracker-www.howardcountysnowtracker.org
- County- www.howardcountymd.gov
- State– www.chart.maryland.gov
- School Closings– www.hcpss.org
Hickory Ridge Snow Shoveler List
The following is a list of village residents who are willing to shovel for you. If you would like your name added to our list, please call us at 410-730-7327 and give your name, street and phone number. Letters after each name refer to the neighborhood: (H) Hawthorn; (CF) Clary’s Forest; (S) Sebring; and (CC) Clemens Crossing.
- Mike Friend, All 410-290-9728
- Chad Meushaw, snowplow only 443-413-1208