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Snow-covered Roads Slowed Monday's Commute

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Route 13 Bypass near Fruitland, Md. (Photo: WBOC News) Route 13 Bypass near Fruitland, Md. (Photo: WBOC News)

SALISBURY, Md.- Monday morning's commute was slushy, slippery and slow for drivers trying to get to work. Major snowfall covered the Eastern Shore, making road conditions hazardous. 

Many drivers noticed unplowed roads and off-ramps along Routes 50 and 13 in Salisbury. Most people wondered if road crews had been caught "off guard" with the amount of snowfall from this storm.

Bob Rager of the Maryland State Highway Administration told WBOC that road crews were out early Monday morning ahead of the storm treating the roadways. He said the SHA was prepared for the snowfall, but extremely cold ground conditions caused for icy patches to still form in spite of salting efforts.

Charlene Wright lives in Salisbury and said she was surprised by all the snow on the roads Monday morning.

"I actually came up the bypass and it was not clear at all. It was a lot of slush and one lane open. I thought the trucks would have been out a little bit sooner; especially on the bypass, it hadn't been touched, so it was pretty bad," Wright said.

Rager said with the temperatures rising, road crews would be out Monday night salting troubles spots on the road. 

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