Glade Valley Government headline News 

Blizzard Clean-Up and Aftermath Continues

Glade Valley and the entire region continue to suffer the costs and burdens of the historic blizzard that dumped 35 inches of snow in Walkersville. Many neighborhoods in the county have not seen snow plows, at all. Frederick County, The City of Frederick, and Frederick County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Walkersville crews and contractors have been hard at work trying to make all of its roads accessible. The Town of Walkersville thanked residents for their continued patience as the community continues to dig out from this…

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County Provides Update and Remains Closed

Frederick County is working to recover from this weekend’s historic snow storm by focusing snow removal based on long-established priorities. Snow removal is a dynamic process that takes into consideration emergency and life safety incidents, vehicles buried in the snow, and weather conditions including road and air temperatures and wind. Road crews will continue to plow and clear roads until 10:00 p.m. or later this evening. Because temperatures are higher, snow can still be pushed and salt and chemicals can be applied to the roads. This was not the case…

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Governor Closes I-70 and I-270

Effective immediately, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared I-70 from I-695 to I-81 and I-270 from I-495 to I-70 closed until Sunday morning at 7 a.m. These highways continue to be completely covered in snow. Pavement is not visible. The immediate closure of the entire 34.7-mile length of I-270 and I-70 from I-81 in Washington County to the Baltimore Beltway includes to all motorists except for emergency personnel. The closures follow snow related traffic incidents involving several tractor trailers and other vehicles on both interstates. “As the state continues to fiercely…

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Walkersville Postpones Sidewalk Clearing Monitoring

Walkersville’s Burgess Chad Weddle paused his plowing duties for the Town of Walkersville this evening to ask us to share news concerning the storm. “Because of the large volume of snow, the Town will not be monitoring sidewalk clearing until the earlier of Wednesday, or when Frederick County Public Schools re-open. Stay safe and warm and don’t overdo it.” The Town Code requires sidewalks to be cleared within twenty-four hours of the snow ending. The historic snowfall prompted the easing of the requirement. Frederick County Public Schools have already announced…

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