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Md. SHA Crews Preparing for Winter Storm

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UNDATED- The Maryland State Highway Administration says crews are preparing for a winter storm that will affect travel statewide on Tuesday. Early forecasts predict significant snowfall Tuesday, and drivers are advised to adjust travel plans if possible. 

SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said the storm is expected to affect travel for most of the day, including both the morning and evening commutes.

"Please allow extra time and reduce speeds, especially while precipitation is still falling," Peters said.

The SHA said that on Monday, some crews began anti-icing operations along major interstates and some heavily-traveled primary routes.  Emergency operations and maintenance personnel statewide will monitor the storm's path and manage incidents from the Statewide Operations Center near BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport.  Crews will salt and plow roadways as conditions change, and SHA reminds all travelers to remember these tips:

  • Prepare today for tomorrow's travel.  Providing additional time and space for highway crews and law enforcement makes traveling safer for everyone.
  • Emergency trucking parking will be available if weather conditions deteriorate.  The map with locations is available at www.roads.maryland.gov.
  • Use caution when merging at ramps and intersections, and remain alert for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • If your vehicle becomes disabled, make every effort to move safely from the travel lane and onto the shoulder.
  • Ensure all head and tail lights are operational.
  • Dial 511 from a land line or mobile phone for traffic, weather alerts and road conditions. For Internet access, visit www.MD511.org or www.chart.md.gov to view live traffic cameras.
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