Winter Strom Warning-On Monday
From Harford County government:
Good Evening, this is Emergency Manager Rick Ayers with an EMERGENCY MESSAGE, Harford County has been placed under a Winter Storm Warning by the NWS for 3 to 6 inches of snow on Monday. During the overnight hours we can expect rain first and a switch-over to all snow after 6 AM. Because of the warm temperatures today, it may take awhile before the snow starts to accumulate on the roads. However, I expect the heaviest snow to fall between morning rush hour and noon. Therefore, those people driving should take extra precautions as the roads could become slippery. Thanks and Be safe.
From the Maryland State Highway Administration:
With temperatures in the 50’s today, it’s hard to believe another round (or two or three) of wintry weather is on the way. State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are preparing for another storm, though this one is complicated by temperatures and timing. With precipitation expected to begin in the early Monday hours after midnight, the line between a slushy mess and more significant accumulations could be very thin.
SHA’s Office of Maintenance and Emergency Operations teams are tracking the storm and crews will be called in well in advance of any precipitation. But with the changeover from rain to snow in the metro areas apparently to occur near Monday rush hour, motorists are strongly encouraged to plan make plans to avoid or delay travel if conditions worsen.
With many people partaking in football activities today, SHA wants to be sure the warnings about the storm are heard and appropriate plans made today to avoid rush hour gridlock.
Crews will likely be called in around midnight or shortly thereafter, depending on the location. Counties to the west are expected to have higher accumulations with counties in and around the Baltimore/Washington metro areas still a bit uncertain.
Those traveling to the airports, train stations or bus terminals, can Know Before You Go! by dialing 511 for traffic, weather alerts and road conditions. Visit www.MD511.org or www.chart.md.gov to view live traffic cameras and maps. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and log onto www.roads.maryland.gov to get more tips for safe winter weather driving.