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Winter storm in Maryland to cause slick road conditions during morning commute

Posted at 10:34 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 23:16:00-05

Carroll County was one of the hardest areas hit during the winter’s first major snowstorm last month.

Guadalupe Ramirez said she didn’t prepare last time because she wasn’t expecting the conditions to be as bad as they were.

“I didn’t have anything ready,” she said.

When it came to this latest storm, let’s just say she didn’t make the same mistake twice.

“I went to get my tanked filled up. I’m getting some groceries right now and hopefully stay home.”

Chris Jeffries, who commutes from Baltimore for work, learned a lesson too.

He said his car simply wasn’t ready.

“After the most recent snowfall, I got my tires replaced because they were slightly balding and that was troublesome on the hill going up from the river at the county border.

While the roads remained clear in Westminster, officials have said the area and others aren’t out of the clear just yet.

County and city leaders are urging for drivers to stay off the roads—if they can—due to potentially slick road conditions during their commutes Tuesday morning.

“Just stay safe out there,” said Ramirez.

As always, if you do have to travel, remember to be extra careful and take it slow.