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Who Clears the Snow in Montgomery County?

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 20, 2017


MCDOT is responsible for clearing snow from 5,200 lane miles of County-maintained roads – but this doesn’t include every road in the County.

All State-maintained, numbered roads are cleared by the Maryland State Highway Administration. Other departments, outside agencies and governmental jurisdictions also have responsibility for plowing. They include Montgomery County Public Schools; The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission; the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro); municipalities and homeowner’s associations. Commercial parking lot owners plow their own properties and are prohibited from pushing snow into roadways.

Find out who plows your street by visiting the County’s Snow Portal.

Release ID: 17-240
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7170