Baltimore City lifts Phase I Snow Emergency Plan
BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Baltimore City’s ‘Phase I’ snow emergency plan was lifted Tuesday afternoon.
Approximately 2-3 inches fell in the city, with snowfall starting Monday night and continuing through the afternoon. Baltimore City schools were closed and liberal leave was in effect for non-essential city employees.
Under Phase I, vehicles are required to have snow tires, all weather radials or chains. Police can issue citations to those without.
In a press briefing Tuesday afternoon Baltimore City officials said over 136 drivers were out plowing and salting, 39 inspectors were out inspecting roads and 2,000 tons of salt had been used by Tuesday afternoon.
One partial building collapse of an unoccupied structure was reported at 2406 Greenmount Ave, but no injuries were reported and crews are working to determine if it was weather-related.
City officials noted that the call volume was lower than average.
Thirty-three vehicle crashes without injury were reported overnight and into the morning and nine crashes were reported involving injuries.