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Md. SHA Continues Plowing and Salting Operations

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UNDATED- The State Highway Administration said continues its statewide effort to salt and plow roads across Maryland. The SHA said crews and contractors are working to keep roads passable for emergency vehicles.  However, low visibility is a concern overnight, and all travelers are advised to get to their destination and stay for the night. 

"Snow combined with gusty winds will make driving conditions very dangerous, so we are stressing the importance for travelers to get to their destinations and remain for the night," said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters. "Our crews are seeing quite a few vehicles spinning out along the highways, with many near misses and some collisions.  It is best to let the plow trucks work and stay off the road."

The SHA said crews will continue to plow through the storm; however, it will take four to six hours to reach bare pavement after precipitation stops, which is expected to end later in the evening.  Truck drivers should avoid traveling and can access emergency parking at park and ride locations. Those locations can be found on SHA's website at www.roads.maryland.gov by clicking the "emergency truck parking" icon and using the interactive map to find safe refuge until after the storm stops.

Drivers will encounter "plow trains" where trucks line up in each lane and clear snow left to right. The SHA said that under no circumstances should drivers try to cut through or go around a plow train. SHA crews are also using special tow plows and double wing plows in the western area to clear more snow at a time. 

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