Crews Concentrating on Salting Interstate Ramps and SHA Primary and Secondary Roads; Bitter Cold and Blowing Snow Remain an Issue
As crews continue to clean up following the latest winter storm that brought between five and 10 inches of snow to nearly the entire State, motorists are asked to continue to use caution today and reduce speeds. Bitter cold temperatures and blowing snow will continue to be an issue as SHA crews and our contractors continue cleanup efforts.
“Our crews have made some excellent progress since the snow stopped overnight but that does not mean the work is done,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters. “More than 2,500 pieces of equipment will be working on the State roads today and we continue to ask motorists to drive with extreme caution as crews continue addressing ramps and secondary roads.”
SHA crews plowed and salted overnight and the interstates are mostly bare pavement with some isolated coverage. SHA’s primary and secondary numbered roads have some snow cover but are passable. Remember to not “Crowd the Plow” and take it slow on ice and snow.
Snow totals at SHA’s maintenance facilities range from 10 inches in Hereford to nine inches in Garrett County to six inches in Gaithersburg to three inches in Salisbury, where snow fell through 5 a.m. this morning.
For those traveling to the airports, train stations or bus terminals, can Know Before You Go! by dialing 511 for traffic, weather alerts and road conditions. Visit www.MD511.org or www.chart.md.gov to view live traffic cameras and maps. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and log onto www.roads.maryland.gov to get more tips for safe winter weather driving.