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Town of Rock Hall, MD
Kent County
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[Adopted 8-10-1979 by Ord. No. 79-17]
In order to facilitate the movement of traffic and to combat the hazards of excessive snow and ice on the highways or portions of highways named in § 215-11 below, the Mayor and Council, in their discretion, may declare an emergency due to such hazards.
A. 
After any such emergency shall have been declared or when snow accumulations at any time reaches the depth of three inches or more, it shall be unlawful, during the period of such emergency, for any person to park a motor vehicle or tractor or to allow the same to remain parked on any highway or portion thereof named in Subsection B below or to operate any such vehicle or tractor on any such highway or portion thereof unless such vehicle or tractor shall be equipped with adequate equipment to provide sufficient traction to keep such vehicle or tractor in motion so that other traffic on such highways will not be blocked or seriously impeded.
B. 
The highways or portions thereof to which the provisions of this article shall be applicable during all periods of emergency declared as provided in § 215-10 above shall be as described below:
Name of Street
Side
Limits
Liberty Street
Both
From Rock Hall Avenue to Chesapeake Avenue
Main Street
Both
From Rock Hall Avenue to Boundary Avenue
A. 
In order to assist the operators of motor vehicles and tractors in determining the highways affected by this article, the Mayor and Council or the Chief of Police shall place around the utility poles on the highways or portions thereof designated in § 215-11B above signs reading as follows:
SNOW
EMERGENCY
ROUTE
SNOW TIRES OR
CHAINS REQUIRED
NO PARKING
DURING EMERGENCY
VEHICLES
TOWED AWAY
B. 
The Mayor and Council or the Chief of Police shall also, through radio, newspaper or other available media, disseminate information as to the existence of such emergency.
A. 
Any person who shall park a motor vehicle or tractor upon or along any of the highways or portions thereof listed in § 215-11B at any time during a period of emergency declared as provided in § 215-10 shall be guilty of a violation of this article.
B. 
Any person who shall operate a vehicle or tractor upon any highway or portion thereof listed in § 215-11B and such vehicle or tractor shall become stalled upon any of such highways during a period of emergency declared as provided in § 215-10 of this article, if such stalling shall have been by reason of the failure to have such vehicle or tractor equipped with the equipment hereinabove prescribed, shall be guilty of a violation of this article.