Pr. George's declares emergency
Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson this afternoon declared a state of emergency and asked that residents stay off the road and at home at least until Sunday.
“We have too many people on the highway,” he said in an interview. “I was flabbergastered by the amount of people on the highways. We have declared an emergency. People are not to be on the road. The police will be turning them back. It’s requiring too much of our public safety services. We want to focus on people who need to go to the hospital. People are not to leave home. No matter where they are, we are going to have them go back. The conditions are too awful. We are spending too much of our energy assisting folks who should not be out there.”
Johnson said that trucks are still struggling to plow primary roads, and likely would not start plowing neighborhoods until Monday.
| December 19, 2009; 11:57 AM ET
Categories: DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia
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