What's an Annapolitan to do?
Last year's blizzard aside, did you know there's rules to follow when it comes to snow here in Annapolis?
The City of Annapolis is going to make every attempt to keep the city streets as clean as possible for essential vehicle travel. When it's icy, they'll put down de-icing agents. Be aware that salt doesn't melt ice as effectively when it gets colder than below 20 degrees outside.
As for your sidewalks? Well, that's another story. City Code Section 14.24.010 requires that property owner to clear the public sidewalk of snow and ice within 3 hours after the snow or sleet has stopped falling. If it's falling between 3 PM and 6 AM, then you have until 11 AM to clear it.
If you choose a de-icer for your driveway, make sure you choose the pet safe one (even if you don't have pets). The pet safe version is also safer for our waterways, as once it melts and drains away, it won't alter the bay waters any.
When weather is bad, do a safety check on your elderly neighbors and make sure they're OK. And if you need a recommendation for a plumber or a Heating/AC guy, please call me! I have a few great companies I use that may have openings to help you.