October 28th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
State Police in Western Maryland are preparing for Sandy. Troopers are taking to the roads and making last minute preparations for the storm. All disabled vehicles will be towed from roadways during the state of emergency. Citizens should make every attempt to stay off roads during the storm. Heavy rain and wind are serious problems for vehicles traveling on Maryland roadways.
State Police caution drivers after the storm to watch for standing water, flooded roads, and downed trees. Never drive across a road with standing water.
For the latest statewide emergency information, citizens are urged to visit the Maryland Emergency Management Agency website at www.mema.state.md.us. Up to the minute statewide traffic information, including the locations of roads that may be closed due to flooding, is available on-line at www.511md.org, or by calling 511. Road conditions and views of live traffic cameras are also available on the State Highway Administration website at www.roads.maryland.gov. Citizens are urged not to call Maryland State Police barracks simply to check on road conditions. Calls to police or 911 centers during the storm should be for emergency situations only.