January 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Salt Stockpiles Should Last, Transportation Official Says

With about nine more weeks of winter and freezing temperatures forecast for next week, Montgomery County’s salt trucks are ready. The county has about 75,000 tons of salt stockpiled, said Jeff Knutsen, chief of field operations in division of highway service, DOT. This week, trucks were out Monday afternoon and continued working until about 6 […]

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January 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

SHA Crews are Preparing for Coastal Storm

State Highway Administration crews are preparing for a coastal winter storm that is expected to impact southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore this weekend. According to an SHA news release, crews are pre-treating roads before the snow arrives. “The coastal storm is forecasted to impact areas south and east in our State, but we are […]

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January 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State HIghway Administration Crews Pretreat Roads for Snow (VIDEO)

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is pretreating roads and interstates in advance of Maryland’s first accumulating snowfall of the season. The SHA crews are spraying salt brine on roads to prevent snow or ice from bonding to the pavement. “The storm is expected to impact Friday morning’s rush hour, which presents […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Farmers Market Opens for Growing Season (VIDEO)

The Rockville Farmers Market is open for the growing season. Rock 11 Now’s Kathy Dantzler reports there is a lot more than fruits and vegetables at this local market. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now to view more of its programming.

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April 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

SHA to Hold April 7th Meeting about Proposed Salt Barn in Kensington

The Maryland State Highway Administration is holding an informational meeting on April 7th about a proposed Salt Barn facility to be built at the I-495 and Connecticut Avenue interchange. According to a news release, SHA staffers will answer questions from residents about the project’s scope, tentative timeline and other features. The meeting will take place […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

SHA Warns Motorists of Potential Snow Squalls During Friday Evening Commute

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is warning motorists of the potential for snow squalls to arrive just in time for the Friday evening commute. According to an SHA news release, any precipitation that coincides with rush hour periods is extremely hazardous since plow/salt trucks are unable to treat pavements in the […]

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February 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

County Interactive Map Gives Real Time Road Conditions

It’s another snowy day in Montgomery County, and one of the first thoughts of the morning are- how are the roads? The Montgomery County Department of Highway Services offers an interactive map  in real time to show you what the roads look like from any one of their traffic cameras and provides and update on […]

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January 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Drivers Urged to Use Caution When Traveling Today

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are continuing storm response activities this afternoon. “No matter the strength of the storm, we expect that any precipitation will affect this afternoon’s commute,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters. “Our crews, along with emergency responders, will be patrolling, salting and plowing roads. We ask drivers to make the […]

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January 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Drivers Reminded to Use Caution When Traveling Today

It’s been a busy morning for Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews who are responding to multiple vehicle incidents in parts of central Maryland. According to an SHA news release, an unexpected band of freezing rain has resulted in slick conditions on some Maryland highways. SHA crews are applying salt on these slick state roads. […]

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January 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

SHA Urges Motorists to Delay Driving Monday Morning

Officials with the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) are urging motorists to delay or cancel early morning travel tomorrow, Jan. 12, as forecasters are calling for freezing rain overnight into the morning. On Sunday, SHA crews began pre-treating metropolitan area interstates and other major roadways with salt brine as an initial measure to prevent ice […]

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