No major road problems or major power outages, no more winter weather
Scheduled this weekend
ANNAPOLIS, MD– Governor Larry Hogan provided an update today on the state’s response to the second winter storm this week.
âAfter heavy snowfall again blanketed the area, we cannot report any significant road issues or other major overnight impacts,â Governor Hogan said. âI want to thank all the crews, police and first responders who worked around the clock to keep people safe and keep the roads clear. “
Freeways and main roads are in good condition thanks to the pre-treatment of the roads by the teams of the State Highway Administration (SHA), as well as the residual salt on the pavement of the last storm and the clearing of the roads at the start of the road. snow. As the storm is out of the state, current wind gusts, reflections from the sun and freezing temperatures will continue to be a challenge. Marylanders can visit md511.org for travel updates.
Day-to-day operations of the agency:
Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM)
- The MDEM reports that there are no unmet needs or demands for resources from local jurisdictions, and is monitoring the next potential threat of a winter freezing rain storm west of I-95 on Sunday.
- MDEM encourages all residents and visitors to sign up for the free MdReady text alert program by sending MdReady â or MdListo for Spanish texts â to 211MD1 (211631).
Maryland State Police (MSP)
- Since last night until this morning, MSP responded to 55 accidents, 67 broken down or unattended vehicles, and responded to 370 service calls.
- MSP will continue to closely monitor road conditions and implement snow contingency plans as required.
- The Soldiers will continue to work with SHA’s Coordinated Highway Response Team and towing companies statewide, as needed, to remove abandoned vehicles so snow clearing operations can be conducted effectively.
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
- MDOT Secretary Greg Slater declared a five-day transportation emergency, rescinding maximum hours of service and certain weight limits on Maryland roads to facilitate the transportation of all petroleum products and supplies and storm related materials. The Commercial and Emergency Motor Vehicle Regulation Exemption Statement is effective at 12:01 a.m. on January 7 until 11:59 p.m. on January 11.
Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)
- MDTA teams treat roads and clear snow from shoulders along toll bridges, tunnels and state highways. MDTA police responded to four broken down vehicles and five crashes since last night. Drivers are advised to move or slow down for emergency vehicles and state teams.
- Anticipate wind warnings or restrictions on deck as wind speed increases throughout the day. For 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic updates, call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726).
- To driveezMD E-ZPass Maryland’s customer service centers and in-person call center opened at 10:00 a.m. Toll customers can also use 24/7 self-service options by calling 1-888-321 -6824 or by visiting DriveEzMD.com.
- I-95 Maryland House and Chesapeake House Travel Plazas are open to drivers traveling today.
Baltimore / Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI Marshall Airport)
- The Marshall BWI Airport Winter Weather Team remains at work this morning, clearing the airfield for flight operations and treating pavement surfaces to prevent freezing. Public parking lots and roads have been cleared of snow and treated.
- Some airline flight cancellations are expected throughout the day, especially in the morning. Flight tracking services are showing 89 airline cancellations as of 10:00 am Passengers with travel plans today should contact their airline for up-to-date information on flight status.
Maryland Transit Authority (MTA)
- MTA’s bus division operates on a regular service schedule and MARC Train Service operates on an enhanced R schedule. The commuter bus will operate on an S schedule.
- The agency is ready to implement weather-related deviations and storm response teams are ready to respond to any issues.
- MTA actively communicates all schedule changes and delays to passengers through service alerts, social media, and the transit information contact center.
Maryland Department of General Services (DGS)
- All government office buildings, sidewalks and parking lots are treated and cleared of snow.
- The DGS is ready to coordinate with our other state agencies to provide access to all vehicles in the DGS fleet or other state agency fleets, including trucks or four-wheel drive vehicles, to the use of local or state agencies whose fleets may have been adversely affected by the storm.
- DGS has contacted Carroll Fuels to complete all priority fueling sites in the state, including sites for MSP, MDTA, MTA, and SHA. All state supply sites are open as usual for refueling.
Maryland Department of Health (MDH)
- The following state-run COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites operate from noon to 6 p.m. today:
- Anne Arundel County: Anne Arundel Medical Center
- City of Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
- Harford County: UM’s Upper Chesapeake Health
- Prince George County: City of Praise Family Ministries
- Prince George County: UM Laurel Alternative Care Site Trial Site
REMARK: The State Center’s screening and vaccination site at 300 Preston St in Baltimore City will open as scheduled for testing, by appointment only. The Annapolis site on Calvert and Bladen streets is closed today.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
- MNR monitors weather and road conditions and reports closures or delayed opening of several state parks, as appropriate. Customers should check the MNR website and social media for updates.
- MNR teams work to clear access roads and clear snow, powering four-wheel-drive vehicles, installing plows and other heavy equipment and installing them in accessible locations, as needed in the area. state parks, forests, wildlife management areas and other public lands.
- Maryland Natural Resources Police stand ready to respond to any maritime emergency and assist Allied agencies in the event of an accident both on land and on water.
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