NEWS RELEASE

MDOT SHA GEARING UP FOR SECOND PART OF MAJOR STORM

Heavy Snowfall Forecast for Maryland Wednesday

(March 20, 2018) – Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) crews are prepared for the possibility of accumulating snowfall Tuesday night and Wednesday. The storm system that is developing could produce hazardous conditions for drivers Wednesday morning.

Pavement temperatures Tuesday afternoon are mostly remaining in the mid-upper 30’s, but areas north and west are just above freezing. Motorists are urged to reduce speeds and be especially cautious on elevated roadways (bridges, ramps and overpasses). 

When a storm is forecast to produce 6 or more inches of snow, MDOT SHA makes available for drivers some park and rides that are wide enough to accommodate large vehicles. Truckers are encouraged to visit MDOT SHA’s Emergency Truck Parking application at - http://roads.maryland.gov/pages/emergencytruckparking.aspx?pageid=856. Additionally, MDOT SHA will stage heavy duty tow truck wreckers capable of clearing disabled tractor trailers in areas known to be challenging for trucks to navigate in snow/ice.
 

(MDOT SHA photo: Heavy traffic on I-70 at the I-270 interchange in Frederick County. Motorists should plan extra commute time.)

Travelers may obtain the latest free travel information and access to live traffic cameras by logging onto www.MD511.org. Customers may also follow MDOT SHA on Twitter @MDSHA and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarylandStateHighwayAdministration.

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