SHA Crews Out in Force; Motorists Urged to Use Extreme Caution
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration is out in full force performing salting operations and plowing snow from interstates and highways. Pavement and air temperatures are well below freezing dropping into the low 20’s and teens, and snow continues to fall at a heavy rate.
“What was originally forecast as a storm aiming for only Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore has grown into a statewide storm. We are urging Marylanders everywhere to reconsider travel plans and stay home to allow crews access to plow and salt roadways. If motorists must travel, it is imperative to use extreme caution and plan plenty of extra driving time,” said Neil J. Pedersen, SHA Administrator. “SHA crews will continue to treat the roadways through the night to reach bare pavement as soon as possible.”