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Md. SHA Monitoring Road Conditions Ahead of Big Freeze


BALTIMORE (WBOC/AP)- Maryland officials say they are monitoring conditions of the state's roads ahead of a strong cold front that is expected to bring extreme temperatures.

State Highway Administration officials warned Monday morning that rain could freeze on roads and with dense fog, driving conditions could be dangerous.

"The greatest impact to motorists will be slick or even icy conditions on what appears to be just wet pavement – so staying alert and slowing down will be critical for your safety and others," said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters.  "

The National Weather Service has issued wind chill advisories across the Baltimore-Washington region through Tuesday evening. They warn that temperatures dropping into the teens overnight into Tuesday, combined with high winds will mean dangerously low wind chill temperatures below zero.

According to the SHA, high winds could also be a factor and instantly freeze moisture on trees and power wires. Motorists are urged to pay close attention to the road ahead and be prepared to alter routes and plans in the event of downed trees, large tree branches or wires.




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