“Snow Emergency Plan” in effect for various counties across Delmarva

On Wednesday, multiple counties across Delmarva announced that their "Snow Emergency Plans" were in effect.

Somerset County

The Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack in Somerset County, along with the State Highway Administration, implemented the Snow Emergency Plan on Wednesday, January 3. Officials say this plan is in place to help the State Highway Administration clear snow throughout the county.

The plan starts at 9 PM on Wednesday, January 3. Authorities say all vehicles on the road must be equipped with snow chains, or snow tires, on both driving wheels of motor vehicles. In addition, a parking ban is in place on all snow emergency routes in Somerset County.

A press release will be sent out when the Snow Emergency Plan has been lifted. Anyone with questions should call the Maryland State Police Barrack in Princess Anne at 443-260-3700.

Wicomico County

Due to the recent weather The Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack activated the agency Snow Emergency Plan. Once the snow Emergency plan is in effect, Maryland State Law requires certain precautions.

Those precautions include:

No parking on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes. Once the Snow Emergency Plan has been placed in effect, drivers are required to drive vehicles that are equipped with snow tires or snow chains.

Authorities remind drivers to only travel when necessary and to use extreme caution. Officials say if your car breaks down, you should notify your local police for help. Vehicles that are left unattended or disabled will be towed, in order to clear the roads for the State Highway Administration as it prepares and treats the roads.

The following highways have been designated as Snow Emergency Routes in Wicomico County:

U.S. 50 Business
U.S. 50 Bypass
U.S. 13 Business Alternate
U.S. 13 Bypass
MD. Rt. 12

Anyone with questions should contact the Maryland State Police Salisbury barrack at 410-749-3101.

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