Winter Weather Advisory Put In Place Until 9PM
The National Weather Services has lifted the Winter Storm Warning for the region. In its place, a Winter Weather Advisory has been put into effect until 9:00 PM.
The agency says there could be additional snow accumulatons of one to two inches during the evening.
The State Highway Administration says about ten inches of snow fell in western Maryland. Right now, roads are mostly wet in Frederick County, according to the SHA. "As you go further west into the county to the Washington County line, you are starting to see some of the snow on the shoulders, accumulating like a slushy mixture. But, by in large, everything is a wet pavement," says SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar.
Frederick County highway crews are reporting mostly wet roads, including many of them in the mountainous areas. Assistant Superintendent of Highway Operations, Donnie Crum, says all of the roads were pre-treated during the early morning hours, and crews right now are out treating the roads, but they're using very little chemicals.
However, he says as the temperatures go down tonight, the wet roads could freeze over. "We could have some icy spots tonight," Crum says. "Our roads are wet, and they're going to stay that way. We're hoping the winds are going to help us out a bit to dry some of them out. We're going to have some wet spots overnight that will freeze. Just drive with caution when you're out there this evening."
Crum says there have been very few incidents in the county of trees and utility lines falling across the roads.