MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION CREWS CONTINUE TO WRESTLE OLD MAN WINTER IN FIRST DAYS OF SPRING

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(March 25, 2014) –  As Old Man Winter continues his stay in Maryland into late March, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has activated its Emergency Operations Center and is deploying crews to treat and safeguard roads throughout the State.  Preparation began yesterday as crews pre-treated interstates  with a salt brine solution.  Today crews continue to patrol roads, placing salt as needed. 
 
Despite the sunshine and milder temperatures over the last few days, pavement sensors indicate that several road surfaces around the metro areas are at or below freezing, increasing the risk for slick conditions, especially into the evening and nighttime commuting time.
 
According to weather forecasts, additional accumulation is possible later this afternoon and evening with high winds to follow.   Low temperatures, wet snow and winds increase the chance of slick roads, fallen trees, darkened signals and downed power lines. Drivers should remain alert when traveling today and think about alternatives to traveling during the rush hour period – either leaving early or staying late.
 
Be sure to follow SHA on Twitter and Facebook for updates! Customers may also report conditions needing attention on State numbered routes by clicking here. For county roads information click here.

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