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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Emergency Plans


The Maryland State Police (MSP) declares snow emergencies with input from MD State Highway Administration. Once a snow emergency is declared, the law requires certain precautions.
They include:
  • Prohibited parking on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes; and
  • The use of snow tires/chains (most cars now use all weather tires, so changing to "snow" tires is unnecessary);
Once an emergency is in effect, all requirements are in effect until lifted.   A Snow Emergency Plan is put into effect by county.  Certain exceptions can occur while a snow emergency plan is in effect.  A specific route(s) can be lifted and the remainders of the roads in the county still remain under the Snow Emergency Plan.   If the Statewide Operations Center is notified of an exception, we will note these routes as exceptions in our list below.  For the most up to date information, it is advised to call the local MSP barrack for the county.

Active Snow Emergencies
CountyDate / Time EffectiveExceptions
Caroline1/29/2014 12:00:00 PM
Charles1/29/2014 1:00:00 AM
Kent1/29/2014 1:00:00 PM
Queen Annes1/29/2014 1:00:00 PM
Somerset1/28/2014 10:00:00 PM
Talbot1/29/2014 12:00:00 PM
Worcester1/28/2014 9:30:00 PM

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Anonymous said...

looks like 6 inches where im at

Anonymous said...

How did Wicomico miss the Snow Emergency Plan when Worcester and Somerset Counties got it?

Anonymous said...

Because they don't plow the roads anyway!