The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad’s (Company 4) “Snow Medic.” Photo courtesy of Company 4.

Prince Frederick, MD – According to NOAA Weather, snow is winding down and as of 8 p.m. the winter storm warning for Southern Maryland and the surrounding area has expired. While additional light snow is expected, significant additional accumulations are not expected. Roads may become icy, so motorists should continue to exercise caution until temperatures rise back above freezing Thursday morning.

The Maryland State Police has lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties effective at 9 p.m. on March 21. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout Calvert 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.

A special weather statement for commuters – Patchy ice on untreated roads through early Thursday morning…While temperatures in many areas edged just above freezing Wednesday, allowing snow on some untreated surfaces to melt, temperatures will fall back below freezing across the region tonight. Any untreated surfaces may become icy, and any surfaces that appear wet may in fact be iced over. Motorists and pedestrians overnight and early Thursday should use caution and be prepared to encounter patchy ice.

Snow totals, from various sources
Waldorf – 6 inches
Dunkirk – 5.5 inches
Avenue – 3.3 inches
Hollywood – 5 inches
La Plata – 3.5 inches
Lexington Park – 3 inches
Prince Frederick – 4 inches