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Maryland highway crews gear up for next snowstorm
WASHINGTON -- The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration is preparing for a storm Thursday.
More than 2,700 personnel (state and contract) and 2,400 pieces of equipment are available statewide. To date, SHA has spent $95 million on winter operations and used 285,000 tons of salt.
SHA crews will plow and salt as needed, but motorists must modify driving behavior for conditions. Drivers should slow down, use caution, allow plenty of distance between vehicles, use snow tires and allow plenty of time for travel.
SHA maintains the numbered roads in Maryland with the exception of those on Baltimore City or tolled roads (including the ICC, I-95 north of Baltimore City, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge etc.