SHA Warns Drivers to Change Plans for Commute Home Wednesday Nig - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

SHA Warns Drivers to Change Plans for Commute Home Wednesday Night

Posted:

MARYLAND – There may not be much snow expected Wednesday night, but it is forecasted to fall at the worst time, during rush hour.

The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) is preparing for the 1-2 inches of snow that could fall any time between 4 and 9 p.m.

SHA says the timing of the storm presents problems because trucks will be in the same traffic as everyone else and unable to treat roads. That will make rush hour both messy and more dangerous.

“We've seen it before and it is the same every time – one inch becomes a nightmare for commuters and our salt trucks if the snow falls during rush hour as predicted,” SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said. “We need motorists to be part of the solution. Leaving work at your normal departure time could significantly add to your commute. We implore drivers to alter their travel plans to be safe and avoid extensive delays in frigid temperatures and bad weather.”

“While it might be sunny and clear at 2 or 3 p.m., this storm will move fast and before you realize it, you may not have time to make your commute home. Please monitor the weather throughout the day and if you cannot leave early, consider staying late or using transit to avoid driving,” added Administrator Peters.

SHA reminds drivers that Maryland law requires headlight use when wipers are in use.

Traffic cameras and the latest free traffic and weather information is available by calling 5-1-1 from a landline or a hands-free mobile device or logging onto www.MD511.org.

Maryland's 511 service now offers free text and email alerts for most frequented routes through 511Direct – simply register and set your routes and preferences on-line.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Police Arrest A Baltimore Man for Unsolved Murder of UMES Student

    Police Arrest A Baltimore Man for Unsolved Murder of UMES Student

    Maryland State Police arrested 25-year-old Davonta M. Braxton, of Baltimore, Md.

    Officers say Braxton is charged in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Edmond St. Clair, who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Braxton has been a student at the university, but is not currently enrolled, according to school records.

    More

    Maryland State Police arrested 25-year-old Davonta M. Braxton, of Baltimore, Md.

    Officers say Braxton is charged in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Edmond St. Clair, who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Braxton has been a student at the university, but is not currently enrolled, according to school records.

    More
  • Seaford Family Supports Son Through Recovery

    Seaford Family Supports Son Through Recovery

    As the opioid epidemic continues to cut through communities across Delmarva, Debora Musser of Seaford is speaking up about her son's road to recovery in hopes of helping other families.

    More

    As the opioid epidemic continues to cut through communities across Delmarva, Debora Musser of Seaford is speaking up about her son's road to recovery in hopes of helping other families.

    More
  • Neglected Dogs from Seaford Up for Adoption

    Neglected Dogs from Seaford Up for Adoption

    Three of the dogs rescued for a hoarded home in Seaford are going up for adoption this weekend. 

    The Brandywine Valley SPCA in Georgetown are rehabilitating the 31 dogs rescued last week. 

    More

    Three of the dogs rescued for a hoarded home in Seaford are going up for adoption this weekend. 

    The Brandywine Valley SPCA in Georgetown are rehabilitating the 31 dogs rescued last week. 

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices