BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Elements of Maryland proceed to see some slick spots after the newest winter system moved by the state on Thursday and early Friday.
At instances, roadways had been lined in a wet-looking sheen, however there was no solution to inform if it was ice or water till you drove over it. Meteorologists Tim Williams and Marty Bass stated drivers ought to anticipate it to be ice.
In accordance with Maryland State Police, troopers responded to 34 crashes in a single day, between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday. In whole, troopers responded to greater than 383 crashes since Thursday morning.
From 10p Thurs to 6a Fri, @mdsp responded to 34 crashes and 23 unattended/disabled automobiles and answered 282 requires service. All counties besides Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester have snow emergency plans in impact. Observe https://t.co/jxqlSYD4wc for up to date highway situations.
— MD State Police (@MDSP) February 19, 2021
Snow modified to sleet and freezing rain a lot faster than anticipated Thursday morning because of a layer of heat air aloft. That made for important ice accumulation throughout the state. As of early Thursday afternoon, snow totals ranged considerably from simply half an inch in Annapolis to almost six inches in some spots close to the Maryland/Pennsylvania state line.
That led to very hazardous journey situations, and issues aren’t completely resolved simply but. Baltimore’s transportation division requested residents to do their half to clear sidewalks of snow and ice.
As crews proceed to make streets satisfactory. We need to remind residents that they, too, have a task in offering secure passage for pedestrians throughout snow occasions. It’s within the fingers of Baltimore metropolis residents themselves, specifically, the removing of snow and ice from public sidewalks. pic.twitter.com/NYtv2U5q9S
— Baltimore Metropolis DOT (@BmoreCityDOT) February 19, 2021
Quiet however chilly climate will likely be in retailer for the weekend. Temperatures will backside out within the low- to mid-20s Friday night time and solely hit simply above freezing on Saturday with some sturdy winds of between 10 and 20 miles per hour.
Saturday night time will likely be even colder, with a low temperature of 19 levels.
For in a single day Saturday into Sunday morning, Baltimore Metropolis’s well being division issued a code blue excessive chilly alert.
The subsequent likelihood for a wintry combine will come on Monday. It is going to be a really acquainted story, with rain and moist snow for Baltimore and snow possible north and west of town.