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Baltimore City tackles snow storm focusing on side streets and bridges

Snow Emergency Plan for Baltimore County has been executed
Posted at 5:08 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 07:41:34-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — This afternoon, Mayor Brandon Scott and other city leaders addresses what they are doing, saying it's all hands on deck to tackle this first big snow storm of the season.

Roads were pre-treated with 30,000 gallons of brine and over 400 vehicles have been out since this morning plowing and salting.

Still, as more snow is expected today and tomorrow with the likelihood of a refreeze, city officials are asking drivers to stay off the roads the rest of the day to let the snow team treat and plow roads.

They are also advising drivers to be especially careful on bridges and I-83.

"I want to assure the residents of Baltimore that our snow crews are fully equipped to respond to this winter event. We have in place a very strategic snow plan to ensure the completion of plowing and salting along major roads and residential streets," said Scott.

There is a winter shelter declaration is in effect until Wednesday. The Mayor's Office of Homeless Services is operating three hotels, two shelters and two recreation centers as winter shelter sites.

The city has a snow webpage with more information and updates.