Crews work overnight, clear major highways

February 11, 2010|By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | Baltimore Sun reporter

Baltimore area residents looking to commute to work this morning will find several lanes on the major highways open as plow trucks worked overnight to clear paths, according to city and state transportation officials.

Sections of the Baltimore Beltway, Interstate 83 and Interstate 95 were cleared down to the pavement, and several downtown arteries like Charles, Calvert, St. Paul, Pratt and Lombard streets were plowed low enough for traffic to pass.

But transportation officials warned that Maryland roads will continue to be tough to navigate throughout the day.

Baltimore officials at 5 a.m. began allowing non-emergency vehicles to travel city roads, although parking restrictions remain in place along snow emergency routes. Officials are allowing travelers to use city-owned garages downtown.

Bus and light rail service remains suspended, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

All area public schools are closed, as are federal, state and local government offices.

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