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Snow Emergency Lifted Friday

The snow emergency in the City of Rockville has ended, effective 9:30 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 19.

Residents are encouraged to check on older neighbors who may need assistance clearing snow and ice. Learn more about the city’s volunteer snow shoveling for seniors.

Learn more about how Rockville responds to winter weather.

UPDATE: City Snow Emergency Remains in Effect

Trash to Be Collected on Friday, Feb. 19

Update: 7:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19:

Yard waste will not be collected today.

Update: 6:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19:

Recycling and trash will be collected as planned today, Friday, Feb. 19.

With collections previously scheduled for a day later than usual this week due to the Presidents Day holiday, collections are scheduled as follows:

  • If your regular collection day is Wednesday, your rescheduled collection day is Friday.
  • If your regular collection day is Thursday, your rescheduled collection day will be Saturday.
  • Special collections scheduled for Thursday will be collected Friday. 
  • Special collections scheduled for Friday are scheduled to be collected Saturday.
  • Note: Yard waste may not be collected Friday. The city will update the status of yard waste collection after 7 a.m. Friday.

Rockville’s snow emergency remains in effect.

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City of Rockville Declares a Snow Emergency

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 10 P.M. Wednesday

The City of Rockville has declared a snow emergency that will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, when a winter storm is forecast to bring an accumulation of snow and ice to the region.

The emergency declaration requires that all vehicles be removed from roads within the city, including neighborhood streets, by 10 p.m. Wednesday.

To check whether an address is within the city limits, use the interactive Address and Residency Check map at

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State Responds to Mayor and Council’s Call for Vaccine

Acting state health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader outlined Maryland’s efforts to distribute the state’s allocation of COVID-19 vaccines in a Feb. 2 letter to Rockville’s Mayor and Council.

The letter comes in response to a Jan. 26 letter in which the Mayor and Council demanded that Maryland send more vaccine to Montgomery County.

“The City is deeply concerned about the low number of vaccines that are being distributed to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), relative to other Maryland jurisdictions,” the letter said.

Snow Emergency Lifted Tuesday

The snow emergency in the City of Rockville has been lifted, effectively immediately, today, Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Recycling and trash will be collected as scheduled Tuesday. Learn more about Rockville’s recycling and trash collection, including what can and can’t be recycled, at, call 240-314-8568, or email

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Be Wary of Scams That Take Advantage of Seniors

Seniors have increasingly become the target for scammers in this time of COVID.

Remember these tips to protect yourself from scammers wanting to take advantage of you:

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Sign On for Sidewalks

City’s Prioritization Policy Allows Residents to Petition for New Path

Know a neighborhood that could use a sidewalk?

The city’s Sidewalk Prioritization Policy helps determine if, and in what order, the city constructs sidewalks.

A missing sidewalk is any existing or potential pathway that, were it hard surfaced, would be used by pedestrians in their routine educational, recreational, business, shopping, working, civic and social pursuits. Sidewalks are along streets and are typically built within city rights of way.

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City Eyes Start of Baltimore Road Improvements

Construction on a project to improve safety and access along Baltimore Road, a major east-west connection between the city’s east side and Rockville Town Center, is expected to begin later this winter.

The project will improve convenience, accessibility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, including pedestrian safety measures at several intersections and easier access to the Rockville Metro Station.

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City of Rockville Declares Snow Emergency for Sunday

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 9 A.M.

UPDATE: The City of Rockville will collect trash and recycling as scheduled, Monday, Feb. 1. Rockville Swim and Fitness Center will be closed Monday.

The City of Rockville has declared a snow emergency that will begin 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, when a winter storm is forecast to bring sleet, freezing rain and 6-12 inches of snow to the region.

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Be Salt Wise in Winter

In the winter, salt keeps us safe while we are on the move, but it also leads to higher levels of salt in the region’s drinking water supply.

Remember: More salt isn’t always best. Scatter deicer and leave space between the grains only after shoveling and clearing pavement. Sweep up any that is left after the snow and ice melt.

Did you know?

  • A 12-ounce coffee mug full of salt is enough to treat a 20-foot driveway or 10 sidewalk squares.
  • When pavement temperatures drop below 15 degrees, salt won’t work.
  • A deicer with calcium magnesium acetate is the most eco-friendly deicer.

Find tips for how to be salt smart in winter from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission at or by searching #wintersaltsmart on social media. Learn more at

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