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St. Mary's County Residents Encouraged to Use Non-Emergency Citizen Notification System This Weekend

Non-Emergency Citizen Notification System - NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER 301-475-8016

Leonardtown, MD – St. Mary’s County Government is committed to providing safe and accessible services to all residents of our community and we recognize that inclement weather can affect residents differently depending upon location.

The forecast for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2020, is a slight chance of snow before 10 a.m., then a chance of snow and sleet between 10 a.m. and 1p.m., then rain after 1p.m. The temperature will only have a high near 41, South wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected. Saturday Night’s forecast calls for rain likely, mainly before 10 p.m., mostly cloudy, with a low around 37 and southwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70% with new precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Preparation is underway at the County Department of Public Works & Transportation. Should you encounter unsafe conditions or any impediments to public safety, please call the non-emergency Citizen Notification System line at 301-475-8016. Unsafe conditions can vary from icy sidewalks or roadways, trees or limbs down, to other weather-related safety concerns.

This non-emergency number is monitored 24 hours a day and can be used to report conditions or situations that will activate a response from St. Mary’s County public agencies. Play it safe, if you see it, report it.

The Metropolitan Commission is always ready for any bad weather. At this time, we remind our customers that high winds can cause power outages which can in turn affect MetCom systems. Have some clean drinking water set aside in the event of a water outage. In case of an emergency or a disruption in service, you can always reach us at our emergency number 301.373.5305

In cases of emergency, immediately dial 911.

For more information on Emergency Preparedness visit prepare.stmarysmd.com.

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