Snow Removal

Snow Emergency

During a declared snow emergency there is no parking on the designated routes. Parking on these routes is both a violation of State Law, as well as 140-5 in the Town Code.

These laws allow for the removal of the violating vehicle at the owner’s expense and a Town citation with fines ranging from $100 to $500.

The Town of Sykesville does not determine when a snow emergency is in effect. Snow emergencies are declared by the State Police. Sykesville residents can find out whether a snow emergency is in effect for Carroll County by visiting the State Police website.

Snow Removal Roads & Cul-De-Sacs


  • Harlan Lane
  • Jennifer Way
  • Kalorama Road
  • Main Street
  • Norris Avenue
  • O’Brecht Road
  • Oklahoma Avenue
  • Sandosky Road
  • Second Avenue
  • Spout Hill Road
  • Springfield Avenue
  • Third Avenue


  • Autumn Sky Court
  • Braemar Court
  • Bunker Hill Court
  • Concord Lane
  • Dominique Court
  • Patterson Court
  • Revere Court
  • Shimmering Run Court
  • Windswept Court

Snow Plow Routes

The streets are plowed and salted in order of priority. Main (collector) roads are addressed 1st with special attention to steep hills, and difficult intersections. Side streets are done next, then dead end streets. Side streets will remain unplowed if the main roads require repeated plowing. This may not seem fair to the residents of side streets or dead ends, but main roads must remain open.

Blocked Driveways

All snow plows angle the same way - to the driver’s right and when going by they will push the snow in front of a driveway. The homeowner is responsible for access to his driveway. The only way to avoid extra shoveling is to wait until the Department of Public Works crews have done their final clean up on the street.


Sykesville property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalk along their property line. Heavily used sidewalks near schools and along main streets are particularly important.

Mailbox Damage

The Town will repair or replace only mailboxes and / or posts that are actually struck by a plow blade. Usually a paint mark or truck's tire tracks supply evidence of a mailbox strike. The Town does not repair or replace mailboxes and / or posts that fall from the force of plowed snow.  Mailboxes and supporting posts must be installed to withstand the rigors of snow removal, including the force of snow pushed from the street onto the roadside.