Gov. Hogan announces statewide response to snow

Posted at 1:31 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 13:45:47-04

Governor Larry Hogan announced the statewide efforts in response to Tuesday's snowstorm. 

Monday evening, the governor declared a state of emergency. As snow or wintry precipitation continues, Governor Hogan is urging Marylanders to avoid unnecessary travel while crews work to clear roads. 

The State Highway Administration (SHA) is encouraging citizens to completely clear cars of snow and ice and to make sure tailpipes are not clogged with snow. SHA along with local law enforcement have responded to approximately 212 incidents since 8 p.m. Mondays.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is monitoring approximately 46,000 power outages statewide. 

RELATED: Power outages, downed trees reported after snow storm

The Maryland Transportation Authority has enacted limited wind restrictions at the Bay Bridge. 

The Maryland Transit Administration is responding to potential delays with Light Rail due to icy conditions. Mobility/paratransit service has been suspended Tuesday and will resume Wednesday. 

See also: MTA service cancelations and delays

BWI's snow team continues working to clear the airfield for airlines operations, along with public roadways and parking lots. A small number of flights are operating this morning, but the majority of flights were canceled. 

RELATED: Hundreds of flights canceled at BWI due to snow

As crews continue to clear the roadways, Governor Hogan is urging Marylanders to stay off the roadways. 

See also: Officials urge motorists to stay off roads