TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — The latest wave of wintry weather in Maryland kept crews busy on Monday. Maryland State Police responded to 131 crashes between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday.
Troopers also responded to 41 unattended or disabled vehicles and answered 495 calls for service.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: More Than 3 Inches Of Snow Reported As Storm Moves Out Of Maryland
— MD State Police (@MDSP) February 22, 2021
One of the accidents was along the outer loop of I-695. Emergency crews responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash between Dulaney Valley and York roads.
All lanes were blocked for a period of time, but have since reopened.READ MORE: Driver Whose Windshield Shattered When Hit By Ice From SUV Urges Others To Clean Off Vehicles Before Hitting The Road
— Baltimore Co. Volunteer Firefighter’s Association (@BaltCoVolFire) February 22, 2021
Warnings about ramps and bridges being more slippery proved true. One vehicle slid off a ramp and into a ravine. A viewer shared a photo of a crash on I-695 as well.
Another woman, Amanda Rispoli, wrote on Facebook she was lucky to be alive after a sheet of ice flew off an SUV in front of her and hit her vehicle, shattering the windshield.
In Eldersburg, Brian Wetherson said his normally one-hour commute from Hagerstown took twice that on Monday.
“Everybody was going about 20-30 miles an hour,” he said. “The roads are still covered.”