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By Greg Peppers

Montgomery County, Maryland activated its snow emergency routes at noon. That means there is no parking allowed on designated routes. County highway officials are also asking motorists to park off street as much as possible, even in residential areas, in an effort to help their snow clearing operations.

Keith Compton is with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. He says they're responsible for clearing 5,000 miles of road and the primary roads are their first priority.

"We have about 1,000 miles of primary road; they are our top priority and will be treated first," he says. "This insures the mobility of all emergency services throughout the county and that's in our effort to triage the transportation system."

Compton says once they clear the primary roads they will focus on the secondary roadways.

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