Snow Removal

Snow Removal from Streets

The City works to remove snow and ice from City roads as quickly and safely as possible. Public Works crews often work around the clock when snowfall is heavy and continuous. Primary streets are generally plowed first. Sign up for City notices and emergency alerts on our City Communications page.

To make the process easier for all, we ask that residents park in driveways if possible. To avoid the frustration of shoveling driveway aprons more than once, we suggest residents wait until City streets have been completely plowed before shoveling their driveways.

Snow Removal from Sidewalks

Property owners or tenants are responsible for the removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties within 24 hours after the cessation of a snow or ice storm.

Snow Emergencies

Snow emergencies are declared by the State of Maryland. Snow emergency routes in the City of Hyattsville are:

  • Crittenden Street
  • 40th Avenue
  • 40th Place
  • 42nd Avenue
  • Hamilton Street
  • Jefferson Street
  • Queensbury Road
  • Wells Parkway

When a snow emergency is in effect:

  • Parking is prohibited on Snow Emergency Routes while the snow emergency is in effect
  • Do not drive on roadways designated as a Snow Emergency Route unless the vehicle is equipped with chains or snow tires on at least one set of wheels 
  • Violations of these prohibitions will result in the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense


  1. Public Works

    Main Line
    Phone: (301) 985-5032