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Snow Removal & Storm Cleanup

County Maintained Roads:

Snow removal operations are performed by the Highway Department on all County-maintained roads. When snow begins to accumulate, our first priority is to spread material and/or plow main roads, school bus routes, steep hills, severe curves and intersections. Local roads in subdivisions, as well as dead ends and cul-de-sacs, will have material spread and/or be plowed after priority routes have been completed. To request snow removal services, please contact your appropriate Highway Department section at:

Central:  240-313-2720
Eastern:  301-824-2801
Southern:  301-432-4039
Western:  301-842-2368

Order of Priority:

During extreme conditions, such as a blizzard, school bus routes, local roads in subdivisions, dead ends and cul-de-sacs will be plowed concurrently.


Priorities will be modified for emergency situations reported to the Sheriff’s Department at 240-313-2100 or for life threatening situations, by dialing 911.


We encourage citizens with driveways to park their vehicles off of the road to allow snow removal equipment access to the area. If no driveways exist, citizens on dead ends or cul-de-sacs should park their vehicles on one side of the street in order for equipment to maneuver during plowing operations.


Snow removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner. Your cooperation in providing snow removal from sidewalks will assist pedestrians as well as provide a safe walking route for school children.


601 Northern Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Summer Hours: April 1, 2024 – November 8, 2024
Monday – Thursday, 6:00am – 4:00pm.

Winter Hours: October 30, 2023 – March 29, 2024
 – Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm.

Phone: 240-313-2720

Fax: 301-791-2897


Central: 240-313-2720
Eastern: 301-824-2801
Southern: 301-432-4039
Western: 301-842-2368

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!