Baltimore City hopes to clear all roads Friday

Posted at 6:26 PM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 07:18:01-05

At a press conference Wednesday, Maryland Department of Transportation director, Gregory Johnson said that 85 percent of roads are passable and he hopes to have that number at 100 percent by Friday.

To be clear, passable does not mean that roads are completely clear. It means that a plow has been through and at least one lane of the street is driveable. 

Director Johnson said that crews will focus on completely clearing a few main corridors overnight Wednesday. The city will focus on St. Paul Street, Charles Street, York Road, Belair Road and Harford Road Wednesday night.

The department asks drivers to please avoid those roads and not to park on them so that crews can get the roads completely clear back to the sidewalks. 

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced yesterday that the city would be issuing fines to businesses and residents who have not shoveled their sidewalks. As of Wednesday, 187 businesses have been issued a $100 citation. Residents have not yet been targeted. 

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