Prince George's County severe weather preps underway

As the D.C. area prepares for a possible super storm, Prince George’s County will be holding its annual ice and dry run exercise before any potential severe weather hits.{ }

Starting at 4 a.m. Friday, the Department of Public Works and Transportation will test the county’s emergency procedures, conduct safety inspections of all vehicles and evaluate operational procedures and communication systems.

More than 400 workers will participate in the exercise, performing alternate duty assignments, ranging from snowplow drivers and safety inspectors to supply monitors and customer service representatives.

The county has also installed a new Automated Vehicle Locator system that tracks all of the snow vehicles to determine where that vehicle is or has been.