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Md. SHA Encourages Truckers to Take Precautions

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MARYLAND- With cold temperatures, high winds, and possible snow closing in on Delmarva, the Maryland State Highway Administration is encouraging drivers to plan ahead, especially truck drivers.  

SHA is encouraging truckers to be careful Thursday night into Friday morning.

 "Travelers, particularly professional truck drivers and distributors, need to pay close attention to updated forecasts and adjust plans," said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters. "Our crews can make tremendous progress when traffic is light but one jackknifed tractor trailer or a few disabled vehicles can cause significant delays."

SHA is reminding truck drivers that emergency parking is available during snow events. Tractor trailer drivers can use several commuter park and ride lots listed on an app available at http://roads.maryland.gov/pages/emergencytruckparking.aspx?pageid=856#INSTRUCTIONS.

SHA says it will activate the Emergency Operations Center to monitor and manage storm response throughout Maryland. There are more than 2,200 trucks available to plow and salt the roads, according to SHA.

 "With high winds and blowing snow expected, remember to stay alert for inactive traffic signals as a result of power outages. Use extreme caution and treat a signalized intersection without power as a four-way stop – it's the law," added Ms. Peters.

To get the most up to date information on winter weather conditions in Maryland, SHA encourages drivers to dial 511 from a land line or mobile phone or visit www.MD511.org

Customers can also follow SHA on Facebook and Twitter. 

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