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Truckers will have a few more options in Maryland this winter if they need a safe spot to ride out severe storms.
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Truckers will have a few more options in Maryland this winter if they need a safe spot to ride out severe storms.

Maryland transportation officials will be letting trucks stop in select park-and-ride lots on an emergency basis during storms that produce more than six inches of snow. The idea is to keep trucks from parking along highway ramps and on the shoulder of roads.

The pilot program includes six new lots and 45 places where truckers can stop during inclement weather.

The state is also joining the Maryland Motor Truck Association and the I-95 Corridor Coalition in launching an application for mobile phones that will help truckers pinpoint their location and then navigate their way to a nearby lot.

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