Prince Frederick, MD – Monday morning, Dec. 10 at 6:02 a.m.
Special Weather Statement Alert from the National Weather Service for Southern Maryland.
…Icy roads expected this morning…
While significant snowfall has ended, temperatures at or below freezing will allow roads to remain icy this morning. This is especially true of those roads which remain untreated and unplowed. Morning motorists should continue to exercise caution until temperatures rise above freezing later this morning.
Prince Frederick, MD – Calvert County authorities reported late Sunday afternoon that road conditions are quickly deteriorating due to the winter weather. If you have to travel use extreme caution. The Maryland State Police has activated the Snow Emergency Plan for Calvert County effective at 6:00 p.m. on December 9, 2018. The current weather conditions and/or forecast indicate that normal vehicular travel has, or will become, extremely dangerous. Motorists are encouraged to stay off of the roadways. This will allow emergency services and State Highway Administration (SHA) personnel to quickly respond to incidents and clear the roadways to prepare them for normal vehicular travel.
While the Snow Emergency Plan is in effect, motorists are reminded of the following:
1. Travel on snow emergency routes – A person may not drive or attempt to drive a
motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, on any highway that is designated and
appropriately signposted as a snow emergency route and for which a snow
emergency has been declared and is in effect, unless the vehicle is equipped with
chains or snow tires on at least one wheel at each end of a driving axle.
2. Parking on snow emergency routes – A person may not park a vehicle on any
highway that is designated and appropriately signposted as a snow emergency
route and for which a snow emergency has been declared and is in effect. The
Department of State Police or the police of any political subdivision of this State
may have any vehicle parked in violation of this subsection towed from the
Road conditions will be closely monitored and the Snow Emergency Plan will be lifted when the roads are safe for normal vehicular travel.
La Plata, MD – The Maryland State Police activated the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County effective at 4:40 p.m. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout Charles County. Drivers can view the latest road conditions on SHA’s website at www.roads.maryland.gov and clicking “CHART.” Travelers may obtain the latest free traffic and weather information by calling 5-1-1 from a landline or a hands-free mobile device or by logging onto www.MD511.org. Maryland’s 511 service now offers free text and email alerts for most travelled routes through 511Direct – simply register and set your routes and preferences on-line.
La Plata, MD – Use caution on Charles Street in the area of Dents Lane due to icy roadways. Numerous roads in the County are icy, please use caution.