BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of Transportation becomes the State Highway Administration stay in emergency mode The crews continue to respond to the winter weather, which has covered the state with snowfall and freezing rain.
The National Weather Service expects freezing rain, snow, and high winds to hit most of the state. Snow switching to ice and rain is expected on Sunday evening and Monday. There may be a break for a period of time, but the snow is expected to return on Monday evening.
MDOT SHA has already deployed 2,700 pieces of equipment and 1,200 employees for the storm that began with the snowfall that morning. The crews will continue to improve patrols on state-maintained roads by applying and plowing materials.
This will be a storm lasting several days. The residents should be prepared for a long time with a winter mix by Tuesday.
Motorists who need to travel should follow these guidelines:
- Don’t overfill the plow. Please keep a wide berth around the snow plows on all sides.
- Completely clear your car before driving. Snow can fall from your moving vehicle and pose a hazard to other drivers.
- Walk slowly on ice and snow. The speed limits given are for ideal weather conditions. So drive around 10 mph slower than usual.
- Raised road surfaces like bridges, ramps, and overpasses will freeze first – stay extra vigilant.
Real-time weather and traffic information can be found at https://md511.maryland.gov.