May 19, 2022

Governor Larry Hogan – Official website of the Governor of Maryland


Marylanders warned to avoid travel tonight and tomorrow morning if possible

ANNAPOLIS, MD– Governor Larry Hogan provided an update today on the state’s preparations for a winter storm tonight and tomorrow. A winter weather advisory is in effect for much of the state, with the exception of Garrett County and part of Allegany County, which are subject to a winter storm warning.

“As we did earlier this week, we have mobilized our statewide operations center in anticipation of this storm, which could have a significant impact on tomorrow morning’s trips,” said Governor Hogan. “We ask the Marylanders to avoid traveling tonight and tomorrow morning if possible, especially with the possibility of gusty winds that could knock down trees and wires. Keeping roads clear of heavy traffic gives crews and first responders the ability to do their jobs. “

According to National Meteorological Service, western Maryland has started to see snowfall this afternoon, and most of Maryland will be impacted later in the evening, with the least amount of snowfall on the Lower Coast. It is expected to be a fast moving storm with snow at about 1 inch per hour for about three to five hours, with the main impact occurring overnight. Between the residual salt at the start of the week and the brining operations of the last 24 hours, the roads are pretreated in anticipation of this storm.

Mobilization of State Agencies:

  • Several state agencies, including the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM), Maryland Department of Transportation, and Maryland State Police, are preparing and coordinating with local jurisdictions.
  • The State Highway Administration (SHA) facility is fully staffed, heavy tows will be arranged to all areas by 7:00 p.m., and arboriculture contractors will also be arranged. SHA activity can be tracked here. All Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) facilities will remain fully staffed for the duration of the event and adjust resources as necessary.
  • Currently, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) predicts minimal impacts on service. Bus diversions will be implemented as needed throughout this night and into the morning.
  • At Marshall BWI Airport, winter weather crews are on alert and ready to respond. Passengers are encouraged to arrive at least two hours before the scheduled departure time and to check flight times before leaving their homes.

Visit md511.org for updates on traffic incidents, send “MdReady” or “MdListo” for Spanish texts to 211MD1 to receive emergency alerts and visit mdem.maryland.gov for more information on storm preparedness and disaster supply kits.

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