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Drivers encouraged to clear all snow, ice from cars for safety

Posted at 1:14 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 17:22:18-04

Drivers are encouraged to clear all snow and ice from cars before hitting the road, as a safety precaution.

The Maryland Department of Transportation said scraping a small patch on the windshield for visibility won't cut it. Snow should be removed from all windows and mirrors, as well as the roof and hood.

"Snow or ice left on the vehicle can blow up onto your windshield while driving, blocking your view and can even block the view or damage the car behind you," DOT officials said in a release.

Officials with the Baltimore Police Department are asking drivers to take the few extra minutes necessary in order to keep the roadways safe.