Road Crews Tackle Icy Roads Before Thursday Morning Commute

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A blast of winter weather hits Baltimore during rush hour. But it’s Thursday morning’s rush hour that’s got road crews on alert.

Meghan McCorkell has the latest conditions.

Road crews have been out since Tuesday night preparing for this storm. But with temperatures dipping below freezing overnight, the worst could be yet to come.

An accident in Perry Hall kills a driver. Now police are trying to determine if weather played a part in this crash.

Sky Eye Chopper 13 was over the scene as rescue workers tried to free the other driver.

“Medevac helicopter likely not going to be called to the scene here because the weather is just too bad,” Capt. Mike Perry of Sky Eye Chopper 13 explained.

Road crews throughout the region worked to keep up as the flakes fell right through rush hour.

“Snow is snow,” one driver said. “You’re going to get it whether you like it or not.”

Drivers in Carroll County battled low visibility on the ride home from work as the heaviest snow came down. School officials canceled all after school activities.

In Frederick, the snow is sticking to the grass but the roads are warm enough so it’s not sticking there.

The big fear now is with moisture on the road, it could all freeze over.

With slippery streets, firefighter Gene Fauble is preparing for a long night.

“Yeah, they’ll probably freeze. So we’re going to have some calls and stuff,” Fauble explained.

As night falls in Howard County, you can already see the roads starting to ice over.

Many are just ready for this winter blast to be over.

McCorkell: “You like the snow?”
Howard County Resident: “No!”

The State Highway Administration will have salt trucks overnight to try and prevent a messy morning commute.

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