Maryland Highway Officials Urge Caution On Snowy Roads | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Maryland Highway Officials Urge Caution On Snowy Roads

Play associated audio

More than 1.5 million people will be traveling on roads throughout the D.C. region during the next 10 days. But those getting an early start this weekend will be facing some rough road conditions.

Western Maryland will be affected by the blizzard that previously dumped more than a foot of snow all across the Midwest. That means conditions on three interstates, I-70, I-81, and I-68, could be very dangerous this weekend. 

"SHA crews are ready in Maryland and we are asking anyone traveling west to be ready and prepare as well," says Melinda Peters, administrator of the State Highway Administration. "Make sure your vehicle is in good condition if you must travel, and please consider delaying your trip as conditions are expected to be treacherous through Saturday. Call 511 for current weather and traffic information."

The SHA will also put out traffic information through its Twitter account. Of those traveling for the holidays, 90 percent will do so by driving.

NPR

Bringing Tales Of WWII To American Radios And Bookshelves

Bill Shirer brought stories of war in Europe into American homes. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ken Cuthbertson about his new book, A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century.
NPR

Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
NPR

Martin O'Malley Set To Join The 2016 Race

The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor enters the Democratic race for president Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Juana Summers about how O'Malley will approach the campaign.
NPR

Tech Giants Compete ... For Your Vacation Albums

With ballgames, family reunions and trips to the beach, summer is full of chances to snap photos. Apple and Google are in a battle to help you store, organize and share all those visual mementos.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.