GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Mother Nature sends another reminder winter is not over. All across Maryland, we’re dealing with snow and ice.
Meghan McCorkell has more on the frustrations and impact of this latest snowfall.
One of the hardest hit areas was in Anne Arundel County. The roads are clear now, but that was not the case Thursday morning.
Inches of snow were no match for Travis Ball’s ATV in his Anne Arundel County driveway. But, on the roads, it was a different story.
“It was pretty slick. And they said the snow was packing down underneath of the car tires and really making it slick,” he said.
Will Jenkins has been plowing the highways since midnight. For him, it’s been a busy season.
“Busy. Seems like every week it’s one or two storms. That’s what it’s been-one or two storms every week,” he said.
This winter is taking its toll.
“I’ll be glad when it’s over with,” one woman said.
With all the snow and ice throughout this season, the State Highway Administration is already $30 million over budget.
Fifty-one millions dollars was in the snow budget, but the state has already used $87 million to drop 250,000 tons of salt.
“We will continue to respond, no matter the cost. We have to keep the roads safe and passable,” said Valerie Burnett Edgar, SHA.
It’s welcome news on the Eastern Shore, that got socked by Thursday’s storm.
“I’ve lived in other areas where this ain’t much. But down here, it’ll shut everything down,” said Jeff Patterson.
It was another day of cleaning off the car in Baltimore City.
“I’m tired. It’s too much. It’s crazy everywhere,” one woman said.
The shovels were out in full force in Baltimore County.
“It’s been too much. Too much snow, too cold for too long,” one man said.
And while the kids missing school think they snow is sent from above, others are just searching for a sign of spring.
The State Emergency Operations Command Center has been operational for 26 of the last 53 days.