UPDATED: Need to Know Snowstorm Information for Chevy Chase Residents

UPDATED January 23, 6 p.m.: Town of Chevy Chase officials released an update on the winter storm activities.

The Town’s matinence crew and contractor have been in the town since the start of the storm plowing the streets. Crews will operate continuously until the streets are clear.

Sidewalk Snow Removal
Officials also cautioned that it may take a considerable amount of time to remove snow from Town sidewalks. Residents are responsible for removing snow from their driveways and walkways.

Chevy Chase officials released a winter weather guideline in order to help residents prepare for the snowstorm.  The guide provides important information and contact numbers for vital Town services.

Here’s a list of important information for this weekend’s snowstorm.

Police Non-Emergency Number
To report non life-threatening situations you can call 301.279.8000.

photo The Town of Chevy Chase sign

Photo | Natalie Neumann

Downed Trees
Report downed trees to the police by calling 911 if it is a life-threatening emergency. Call the non-emergency police number for non-life threatening situations: 301.279.8000.

Water Service
To report a water or sewer line break, sewer back-up or stoppage, or fire hydrant leak, call the WSSC Emergency line at 301-206-4002.

Street Snow/Ice Removal
The town’s crew and contractors will remove snow and treat Town roads. Plowing will begin when two inches of snow has fallen on streets Plow crews operate continuously until the streets are clear.

Parking in Snow or Icy Conditions
Residents must park cars either in driveways or on the even-numbered side of the street. Please do not park cars on the odd-numbered side of the street, unless otherwise posted.

Sidewalk Snow Removal
The Town’s contractor will remove snow from Town sidewalks and crosswalks if snow accumulations total three inches or more. Clearing of driveways and walkways remains the responsibility of the homeowner.

Trees and Power Lines
The Town arborist will continue to survey the Town following significant winter storms. The arborist will identify any damage to Town trees and notify the Town’s tree maintenance contractor for immediate remediation. The Town will report all downed power lines to PEPCO.

Power Outages
Report power outages to PEPCO by calling 1.877.PEPCO.62 (1.877.737.2662)

In the event of a power outage, the Town Hall may be available for public use. Residents will be notified by one of the communication methods listed below.

Fire Hydrants
The Town has installed fire hydrant flags, which help identify hydrant locations in emergency situations during significant winter storms.

The Town will use voicemail, the Town website, Town Crier, Alert TOCC, Twitter and Facebook to communicate with residents during winter storms. Town staff will communicate early following the onset of the storm as well as often during the storm. We will attempt to relay Town service interruptions (e.g. cancelled trash collection, etc.) in a timely way, preferably on the day prior to any anticipated interruptions.

For more information you can visit the Town of Chevy Chase website.

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