BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland highway officials are asking drivers to stay off the roads early Friday morning with snow in the forecast.
The State Highway Administration says snow is expected to be falling during rush hour. Administrator Gregory Johnson says that's "the worst possible scenario" because commuters and salt trucks are on the roads at the same time.
Officials say the snow is expected to change to rain by mid-morning and drivers should try to delay travel until then.
News release - State Highway Administration Alerts Motorists to Avoid Early Morning Travel Due to Storm https://t.co/HzfqyV2xe1 #mdotnews
— MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) March 3, 2016
Be careful today. Snow is expected to mix w/ rain after 9 am. Visit https://t.co/XlHTU2icUv for updates. #mdotnews pic.twitter.com/R628mLvEgg
— MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) March 4, 2016
Highway workers have been pre-treating interstates and major roads to prevent the snow from sticking.