Officials lower speed limit to 45 mph for the duration of the storm.
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Maryland State Highway Administration, State Police, and Transportation Authority have lowered all speed limits on interstate and US Routes to 45 mph effective immediately and until further notice. All three agencies discourage any travel during the expected upcoming height of the storm. this reduction in speed limit also applies to all first responders, relief workers, utility crews and other essential personnel.
The goal stated by state officials is to keep our emergency responders safe. for all members of the general public, Marylanders are urged to avoid travel for next 24-36 hours as strong winds and heavy rain continues across the state.
David Buck of the State Highway Administration reports numerous single vehicle accidents around the state due to cars traveling too fast for conditions.