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Outages, Holiday Make For Changes On Maryland Roads

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Combine area power outages with holiday traffic, and it translates into some changes for drivers on the main roads. On I-270, restrictions on the HOV lanes have been lifted for today and tomorrow, meaning all drivers can use the lane furthest to the left on the both sides of the road during rush hour periods.

Getting there will be the real chore for motorists, as around 100 of the 800 traffic lights in Montgomery County are still out because of last Friday's storm. Police are directing traffic at some of those lights, and motorists are urged to treat those as four-way stop signs when officers are not present, and to be especially aware of pedestrians at those intersections

Both local and state authorities are urging any and all who have access to mass transit options to use them until power is fully restored.

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