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Md. highways mostly clear despite snow

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland highway officials say the state’s roads are in good shape despite a winter storm that’s dumped widely varying amounts of snow across the state.

State highway signs along 795 in Reisterstown, Md., urging drivers to use caution. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Along the Interstate 95 corridor and further east, the storm has caused little accumulation. In western Maryland, State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck says there are up to 10 inches of snow on the ground.

But Buck says the roads are passable even in the west, because road temperatures are hovering in the mid-to-upper 30s. He says salt is very effective at such temperatures, and as of mid-afternoon there had been no major incidents.

Buck says conditions could deteriorate once the sun sets and is urging people to keep a close eye on the temperatures as the storm continues.

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