UNDATED- Maryland emergency officials are urging members of the public to use continued caution and to be alert to the potential for ongoing flooding and standing water that is still present on many roads throughout the state.
Maryland residents who live near any streams, rivers or bays are advised to continue to be alert for residual flooding and overflow. Residents in low-lying areas should also be on the lookout for rising water.
Motorists are urged not to drive through standing water. Do not drive around warning signs blocking roads that are closed due to fallen trees, downed power lines, or high water.
Although speed limits have been reinstated to their normal levels, drivers are reminded to continue to reduce speed when driving through heavy rain. Hydroplaning remains a risk and will occur without warning. Reducing speed is the best prevention against hydroplaning, officials said.
Power failures have extinguished traffic lights around the state. Drivers are reminded of the state's non-functioning traffic light law. A driver approaching a non-functioning traffic control signal from any direction at an intersection is required to stop and yield to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection. Drivers must remain stopped until it is safe to proceed.
Drivers headed toward western Maryland are reminded that parts of Garrett County have up to two feet of snow, and a number of roads in that area remain closed.
For the latest information on shelters, evacuations and closing, residents are encouraged to monitor local news broadcasts, local government websites or the Maryland Emergency Management Agency website atwww.mema.maryland.gov .
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