Crews Mobilizing to Pre-treat Area Roads Ahead of Storm
Annapolis, MD (Arundel News Network)- Maryland State Highway officials say they are preparing for the arrival of the latest round of winter weather. With a Winter Weather Advisory in effect, forecasts for precipitation will impact travel in Maryland from Sunday into Tuesday. Steve Dye is cautioning that although precipitation is expected, what form it will fall in could vary. He says slippery conditions could make a dangerous morning commute Monday.
Cold temperatures won’t help the situation as any precipitation that hits pavement could freeze. MDOT SHA officials released this statement ahead of the system so drivers can prepare for their commute on Tuesday.
“The storm will move west to east with the northern and western tier of the State poised to received higher accumulations. Areas of mixed precipitation will affect most of central Maryland, especially during the Tuesday morning commute, where conditions may deteriorate before warmer air reaches the state.”
Motorists now have a new app at their disposal to help navigate commuting in the state. The MDOT SHA STORM app allows drivers to check which roads have been treated before heading out. You can see where salt trucks and plows are working in real time on a map. The application also allows you to search treated roads by zip code.
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