Md. Highway Crews Respond To Hazardous Conditions Due To Hurricane Sandy Including Garrett County Snow

11:02 PM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
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GARRETT COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) - More than 1,200 road crews are responding to flooded roads, downed trees and signal outages along state highways, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. The SHA is urging people to stay home as nightfall makes travel more hazardous.

Garrett County, where snow has begun to fall, is Snow Emergency, according to the SHA, and crews in that area are applying salt as needed.

Major bridge crossings are also closed due to high winds including the US 50 and MD 90 Bridges in Ocean City, as well as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the US 40 Hatem Bridge and the I-695 Key Bridge. Several other bridges have wind restrictions in place.

In addition, more than two dozen signals are out across Maryland, either due to storm or power issues. Transportation and law enforcement agencies lowered the speed limit on all Interstate and US routes to 45 mph.

To view the storm from the safety of home, see below:

• By Internet: View traffic cameras (where there is power) at www.traffic.maryland.gov, www.MD511.org, or www.roads.maryland.gov and click on the CHART icon, or www.traffic.maryland.gov.

9News's Andrea McCarren spent Monday monitoring the roads in Montgomery County, reporting on potential traffic hazards and deteriorating weather conditions. See the above video for her report.

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