Snow Removal

During a snow storm, Rockville plows 160 lane miles of roadways, 30 miles of publicly owned sidewalks, walkways and pathways, and 18 city-owned facilities and parks with parking lots. The State of Maryland is responsible for plowing state-owned roads, including MD 28, MD 355, MD 586 and MD 911. View Rockville's snow policy.

For snow removal in parks, facilities or trails, contact 240-314-8700.

 Snow Plowing Priorities

  1. Primary roads consist of major arterial roads, emergency routes, central business districts and primary residential roads near schools. 
  2. Secondary roads consist of the remainder of neighborhood streets, alleyways and cul-de-sacs.
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Street snow removal

Property Owners 

After a storm, property and business owners are expected to clear sidewalks within 24-72 hours of the last snowfall. City crews coordinate road clearing and sidewalk work depending on the severity of the storm. Accessible curb ramps, sidewalks and pathways on publicly-owned property are cleared by crews from city departments.

  • 1-3 inches=24 hours
  • 3-9 inches=48 hours
  • More than 10 inches=72 hours

Person shoveling snow from a sidewalk

Help a Neighbor in Need

There are also opportunities to volunteer when others who may not be able to clear snow need some help. Many seniors depend on the help of volunteers.

Sign up to be added to the volunteer list. Once snow hits, our volunteer coordinator will email or call you about seniors in need of shoveling in your area. 

If you are a senior requesting help from volunteers to shovel sidewalks and driveways, sign up for snow shoveling assistance or call 240-314-8800.