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Pr. George's Exec: Move cars, don't threaten snow plowers

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson is warning motorists that abandoned and illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed, and cautioned frustrated residents that if they threaten snow plow drivers, they will have to answer to police.

Officials said Thursday that illegally parked vehicles are hampering plowing efforts.

"It is imperative that we all work together to recover from this record-breaking storm," Johnson said in a statement. "It is important that residents move their cars off streets into driveways or other off-street parking. If you cannot do that, please move your car to the even numbered side of the street so plows can get through your roads."

Johnson said in an interview Thursday that all primary and secondary streets should be passable by midnight and that neighborhoods would be tackled after that. He also said areas that did not get plowed after the first storm would get first priority this time around.

"I know our citizens are getting very restless and they are calling everyone they can reach to find out when a plow will get to their street," Johnson said. "We're asking that you please remain patient and we will have plows into all residential areas within the next 1-2 days. We are experiencing conditions similar to those in more northern and mid-western states and folks have to understand that there will be impacted snow on roadways."

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 11, 2010; 1:38 PM ET
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People are getting restless because such a lousy job was done at the first snowstorm and the county was so inefficient, ineffective and unresponsive. Then you have the spectacle of plows driving around in residential areas that are removed from the the main road and doing absolutely nothing to the roadway. Either explain that, or plow!

Posted by: merzydoats | February 11, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

How are people suppose to move their cars if the streets haven't been plowed? Move them where?

Posted by: yisthisnews | February 11, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Thats PG County for you! HA HA I will never spend more than 5 minutes in that dump of a town.

Posted by: SkinsOsHokies | February 11, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

PG voters are suckers. They'd rather vote for a white guy from Balt. Cty. who needs a map and an escort to get to PG over a black man from PG, who happens to be Republican. PG has settled for back of the hand govt. from Dems for a generation, so don't complain now.

Ben Cardin's streets are plowed real nice. I know, I live near him.

Posted by: gbooksdc | February 11, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

That's great, SkinsOsHokies cause we don't want you to visit either and we'll do the same and stay out of WV!

Posted by: Walkernupe2 | February 12, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Jack Johnson needs big help.When is election time for you. Your snow plowers removed snow from the streets and put it in my front yard. I can't walk down my walk way. They even broke my mail box. Jack Johnson, WHAT'S GOING ON? I have pictures.

Posted by: ihudson1212 | February 12, 2010 11:35 PM | Report abuse

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