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Maryland SHA Issues Storm Update

March 1st, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) and the Transportation Authority (MDTA) crews are actively treating highways with salt and will plow if warranted today. Although roads may be salted, anyone traveling today will need to use extreme caution as roads may be slick, particularly during sleeting conditions.  Pavement temperatures throughout central Maryland are below freezing.

 

“Today’s storm is predicted to change from snow to sleet and freezing rain so road conditions could vary from place to place,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters. “Ice accumulation is a concern with this storm. Please either delay travel or if you must go out, be sure you and your vehicle can manage in adverse conditions and allow extra time to get to your destination. It is important to keep in mind that ice is challenging no matter what kind of vehicle you drive.”

SHA maintains the numbered roads in Maryland with the exception of those on Baltimore City SHAor tolled roads (including the ICC, I-95 north of Baltimore City, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge etc…).  MDTA maintains Maryland’s toll facilities. For those who wish to inquire about non-state roads, a list of county roads departments is here, http://roads.maryland.gov/index.aspx?pageid=9

You can see what is happening on roads from the comfort of your own home by logging onto www.MD511.org or www.traffic.maryland.gov to view traffic cameras across the state.  You can also obtain the latest free traffic and weather information by calling 5-1-1 from a landline or a hands-free mobile device. Maryland’s 511 service offers free text and email alerts for most frequented routes through 511Direct – simply register and set your routes and preferences on-line.

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