BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland State highway officials are urging drivers to be careful on the roads overnight and for the Friday morning commute due to refreezing and ice.
Some parts of the state could see patches of black ice.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 932 New Cases Reported, 11 More Deaths
Crews continue to monitor and treat road conditions. Remember bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads will freeze first. Untreated surfaces could be treacherous. If it looks wet, THINK ICE! #MDOTsafety pic.twitter.com/rwwJTjviEd
— MDTA (@TheMDTA) February 12, 2021
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Officials remind drivers to give snowplows room on the roads, clear vehicles completely before driving and avoid speeding. Bridges and overpasses also freeze more quickly, they said.
If possible, drivers should push back travel on Friday morning to give plows more time to clear the roads.READ MORE: 'An Incredible Therapy' | Hagerstown Doctor Says Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Provides Fast Recoveries For Some COVID Patients
Snow overnight and into Thursday morning created quite a mess for commuters.
“With the mixed precipitations and low temperatures, we noticed that some bridges, overpasses and hills had an overnight freeze. We treated them appropriately,” German Vigil, of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, said.
Those who had an early start say clearing their cars was different with this storm, easier.
“Very powdery, light easy snow,” a local resident told WJZ. “Last time, it was like a sheet of ice. Snow on top, snow underneath, it was a mess.”
Good samaritans took the time to help their neighbors shovel.
“Good things come to those who help other people,” another local resident told WJZ.
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