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Md. SHA Plans Ahead for Winter Storm

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 SALISBURY, Md.- The Maryland State Highway Administration will not be able to pre-treat roads until rain turns into snow tonight, but the agency already has a plan in place.

You will not see many snow plows on the roads in Maryland until Monday night, but Gee Williams, a spokesperson for SHA tells WBOC crews are prepared for the storm ahead.

"They'll be minimum crews out during the late afternoon, early evening, just in case the storm comes earlier than expected, " Williams said.

More than 60 crews will be on standby for Lower Shore counties and 113 for northern counties. Williams said the agency has a total of more than 30,000 tons of salt to treat the roads. The salt dome in Salisbury has more than 2,000 tons.

Williams said crews will not use any of the salt, until the snow falls.

"If we pre-treated them [roads] with salt or put the salt on during the rain, it would just wash away and have no effect at all, except to waste thousands and thousands and thousands of pounds of salt," Williams said.

Jeffrey Hart of Salisbury is planning ahead for the storm.

"I'm putting air in my tires, and I'm making sure I have plenty of groceries,” Hart said. “I've already been to Wal-Mart this morning."

 Alicia Louis-Potter of Delmar, Md. owns a business in Salisbury. She and others will not be out for long.

" We made it our point to come to the office as early this morning as we could, so that we could get some things done and get home before the snow comes in."

Williams urges drives to get home as early as possible this evening, and stay inside if you can.

Make sure cell phones are fully charged in case of emergency.
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