Traffic, Weather

State Highway Administration monitoring winter weather threat for Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is closely monitoring Wednesday’s winter weather threat.

The forecast calls for cold temperatures and precipitation throughout most of Maryland later on Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday morning.

MDOT SHA winter storm managers are tracking the storm and will deploy resources as needed later on Tuesday and throughout the morning on Wednesday.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and adjust travel plans, especially in the early morning hours tomorrow before sunrise.

Drivers should exercise caution, especially on ramps, bridges and overpasses, which freeze first.

Pavement temperatures are expected to rise to the upper-30’s to low-40’s as the storm moves out later on Wednesday morning. For motorists who travel, “Take It Slow on Ice and Snow,” and remember that speed limits are set for ideal (dry) conditions.

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Customers are encouraged to view the Statewide Transportation Operations Resources Map (STORM) web application. They can track MDOT SHA winter operations in real-time with a 30-minute history.

Motorists are urged to monitor the weather conditions as forecasts often change throughout the day, and visit md511.maryland.gov for real-time travel alerts and conditions.

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