NEWS RELEASE

SECTIONS OF MARYLAND TO BE AFFECTED BY LATE-WINTER STORM

Mixture of Rain and Snow to Coincide with Wednesday Morning Commute

(March 6, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is tracking and planning for a storm that will develop and impact sections of Maryland, mostly northern counties, Tuesday night and Wednesday. Crews are pretreating with salt brine in northern tier counties.

Although pavement and air temperatures are above freezing, there could be sections that could freeze toward the Mason/Dixon line. Motorists are encouraged to pay close attention to conditions and travel with an abundance of caution, especially on elevated sections of highways (bridges, ramps and overpasses.)

MDOT SHA emergency operators and maintenance staff will closely monitor roads and patrol for any icy patches as temperatures drop. Using cutting-edge technology, such as infrared pavement sensors, crews can target areas needing treatment and management can determine appropriate deployment of resources.
 
(MDOT SHA photo: MDOT SHA's Hereford Shop in Northern Baltimore County.)

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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