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Scott Asks Residents To Prepare For First Snowfall Of The Season

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Baltimore may be getting its first major snowfall of the season Wednesday and Mayor Brandon Scott is urging residents to be prepared.

“I want to assure the city of Baltimore and our residents that snow crews are ready to respond to any winter weather that may come our way,” Scott said at a press conference Tuesday.

Scott said the city has a snow budget of $6.7 million and a snow removal program that includes 300 essential personnel, and more than 15,000 tons of salt to treat the city’s streets.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Baltimore region, predicting a mix of snow, rain and sleet from Wednesday morning through Wednesday night. The heaviest accumulations — 14 to 18 inches — are expected north and west of the city, while Baltimore should get between 4 and 8 inches of snow, according to the forecast.

Scott asked city residents to ensure they stock up on necessities and avoid traveling.

He also encouraged residents to help out with shoveling sidewalks if they’re able. 

“Be a good neighbor and do that because that's what Baltimoreans do,” he said.

At the end of the conference, Scott also announced that recycling curbside pickup will resume on Jan. 19.