From the Maryland State Police-Leonardtown Barracks

(Leonardtown, Maryland) – The Snow Emergency Plan for St. Mary’s County has been placed into effect on December 9, 2018 at 1630 hours. The quick accumulation of snow was the main factor in implementing the plan. Road conditions will be closely monitored and the Snow Emergency Plan will be lifted when the roads are safe for travel. While in effect, motorists are reminded of the following:

– Travel on snow emergency routes : A person may not drive orattempt to drive a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, on any highway that is designated and appropriately signposted as a snow emergency route and for which a snow emergency has been declared and is in effect, unless the vehicle is equipped with chains or snow tires on at least one wheel at each end of a driving axle.

– Parking on snow emergency routes : A person may not park a vehicle on any highway that is designated and appropriately signposted as a snow emergency route and for which a snow emergency has been declared and is in effect. The Department of State Police or the police of any political subdivision of this State may have any vehicle parked in violation of this subsection towed from the highway.

The snow emergency plan will remain in effect until further notice.

From the Maryland State Police-La Plata Barracks

Snow emergency plan in effect for Charles County until further notice

Maryland State Police- Prince Frederick Barracks

The Snow Emergency Plan for Calvert County has been activated. Motorists are encouraged to stay off of the roadways. This will allow emergency services and State Highway Administration (SHA) personnel to quickly respond to incidents and clear the roadways to prepare them for normal vehicular travel.

Road conditions will be closely monitored and the Snow Emergency Plan will be lifted when the roads are safe for normal vehicular travel. Drivers can view the latest road conditions on SHA’s website atwww.chart.maryland.gov.