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March 14th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Authority of Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack, and Maryland State Highway Administration, the Snow Emergency Plan is In Effect for Garrett County, Effective 0445 hours, Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The following State Highways in Garrett County have been designated Snow Emergency Routes:

Interstate 68                    Maryland Route 38                   Maryland Route 495

U.S. Route 40                 Maryland Route 39                   Maryland Route 546

            U.S. Route 50                 Maryland Route 42                   Maryland Route 560

            U.S. Route 219               Maryland Route 135                 Maryland Route 669

               Section 21-1119(c) of the Transportation Code states, “The Secretary of the State Police or the Secretary’s representative may declare a snow emergency for all snow emergency routes as a whole or for any one or more snow emergency routes, as the Secretary or the Secretary’s representative considers necessary. The snow emergency shall continue in effect until the Secretary or the Secretary’s representative declares it is no longer necessary.

               The snow emergency plan requires motorists to operate vehicles that are equipped with snow tires as designated by the manufacturer or equipped with chains. Studded tires are allowed from November 1 through March 31.

               During the declaration of a snow emergency plan, a person may not park a vehicle on any highway designated as a snow emergency route.