The state is still digging out from what’s one of the biggest snowfalls in years.
Governor Martin O’Malley spent the day at Camp Fretterd in Reiserstown to help coordinate the government’s response. It was a big, heavy snow that came in fast, but the governor said that it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been. “Overall, we’ve come through this pretty well so far,” O’Malley said. “But we’re not out of the woods yet.”
There’s more snow to come this evening: a wintry mix is expected to bring an additional couple inches of snow and ice.
About 1,300 state personnel were dispatched to help with the cleanup, and more than 2,700 government-owned and private pieces of equipment have been deployed.
Melinda Peters from the State Highway Administration said people should still stay off the roads. “If you don’t have to go out, please don’t,” she said. “Give our plows additional room that they ned to work. There’s additional snow that’s going to be coming in this evening, and we need room to continue to clear the roads.”
If you do have to go out, Peters says to keep a half tank of gas and tell someone where you’re going.