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.