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Crews In Baltimore City, County Handle Slippery Roads

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — Snow, rain and wind. It was a wild and unusual weather day around Maryland.

Rochelle Ritchie has the latest on conditions in Baltimore County.

Fierce winds ripped through Baltimore County as a massive winter storm from the Midwest lingers over the area.

Salt trucks were working across the county as heavy, wet snow continues to fall.

“Driving conditions in Pikesville are OK. Getting a little sloppy,” a commuter said.

Baltimore City utilized 300 personnel to keep the roads clear and drivable.

“We’re going to continue to monitor throughout the day,” said Adrienne Barnes, Baltimore City Transportation.

Crews started treating the roads around midnight. The city ordered more salt to keep enough in stock as conditions worsened.

“We now have about 181 pieces of equipment out on the roadways. We’re salting as necessary,” Barnes said.

Still, the mix of rain and snow is creating messy driving conditions, although not treacherous enough for drivers to stay home.

Even those traveling by two wheels instead of four are making it around OK.

“If the weather gets really bad, then I won’t ride,” a cyclist said.

Rochelle: “And this isn’t really bad to you?”

Cyclist: “Not so bad.”

While the conditions may be doable for now, the city is not taking any chances.

“You never know about these things, of course we prepare for the worst,” said Barnes.

Related Link: Winter Weather In Maryland–What To Expect And When

Baltimore County is keeping an eye on flood prone areas.

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