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Posted on: December 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] *WINTER STORM* Dec.16th-17th 2020

Edgewater Office of Emergency Management would like to advise residents of the impending snow emergency for Wednesday December 16TH.

The Edgewater Office of Emergency Management would like to advise residents of the impending snow emergency for Wednesday December 16.  Residents should check all computer and telephone devices to ensure full charges and ensure flashlights and portable radios have fresh batteries in the event the power should fail.  It is recommended to stock up on food staples to have ample supplies for a minimum of two days.  It is recommended you do not travel by vehicle Wednesday Afternoon into Thursday morning.  Co-mingled recycling collection for Thursday December 17 for the south side has been suspended and will be collected on Friday December 18 and the shopping and medical transportation program has been suspended for Thursday December 17.  For subsequent recycling and trash collection, please place the trash and or containers in an area easily accessible to the work crews not behind or on top of snow mounds.  Please check on the infirmed and elderly to ensure they have supplies and are secure for the duration of the storm.

SNOW REMOVAL REGULATIONS: Regulations are intended to make it easier for pedestrians to access sidewalks and bus shelters as well as restrict the placing of snow in any roadway or sidewalk right of way.  Ordinance 1462-2011 amending sections of chapter 380 – All sidewalks, walkways, handicapped ramps, staircases, shall be cleared to a width of 42” or the maximum width of the sidewalk, walkway, handicapped ramp or staircase.  No person, partnership, corporation, or other entity shall cause to permit any snow or ice accumulated within the boundaries of the property be deposited onto, upon, or in a manner as to limit access to any street, sidewalk, crosswalk, or other public property.  Fines can be assessed starting at $150.00.  Remember that this ordinance also requires that snow and ice be removed within 24 hours of when the storm stops.  Also, the fire department reminds residents who live near a fire hydrant to please shovel around the hydrant and not cover the hydrant with snow.  It is recommended that residents shovel driveway aprons after the plows have cleared the street since the plow will un-avoidably plow snow into the aprons.  It is recommended that you remove as many vehicles from the street as possible by not only parking in your driveway by on any lawn area as well allowing the plows to clear more snow form the roadway.  Do not place chairs or trash barrels in the street to reserve parking spaces. 

Storm Breakdown:

Wednesday 11am-1pm            Snow develops 

Wednesday 1pm-6pm             Light snow – rates up to around ½” per hour
Temperatures 29-33
Wind: E 10-15 mph
Snow accumulation: 1-3”
Main roads: snow covered
 Secondary roads: light accumulation


Wednesday 6pm-11pm           Heavy snow – rates up to 1” per hour
Temperatures 27-31
Wind: E 14-19 mph
Snow accumulation: 3-5” (total 4-8”)
Main roads: snow covered
 Secondary roads: snow piled 

Wed 11pm – 4am Thursday    Heaviest snow – rates of 1-2” per hour with blowing snow
Temperatures 26-30
Wind: E 14-22 mph gusting to 30 mph
Snow accumulation: 5-7” (total 9-15”)
Main roads: snow covered
 Secondary roads: snow piled


Thursday 4am-8am                 Light snow eases – rates of near ½” per hour with blowing snow
Temperatures 25-29
Wind: E 15-25 mph gusting to 33 mph
Snow accumulation: 2-3” (total 11-18”)
Main roads: snow covered/catch-up possible
 Secondary roads: snow piled


Thursday 8am-11am               Leftover flurries end / drifting likely
 Clearing to partial sun for the afternoon


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