Maryland State Highway Administration ready for winter

Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 18:33:39-05

The Maryland State Highway administration is ready for winter. 

The SHA has a $61 million budget, 380,000 tons of salt available and 2700 pieces of equipment.

Maryland has added 20 new traffic cameras since last year, and 40 more will come online by this summer. And while they may have more cameras, they will be using less salt this year.

The idea is to use a water and salt mix that will stick to the road better and not to over salt the highways, which is bad for the environment.

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One of the drivers laying down that salt and clearing our roads is George Sharps. He has been clearing snow for the last 32 years.

Sharps said the modern equipment helps, but Maryland's winter still can be pretty nasty.

"When we get a blizzard and the wind is blowing and it gets to where you can hardly see but you just have to take your time and maintain," he said. 

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