Tough storms to predict, referred to as clipper storms, have made things difficult for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) this year.
So far this year, as officials have tried to be proactive in their approach to road safety, the SHA has spent $37 million of their $41 million budget.
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SHA spokesperson, Valerie Burnette-Edgar says it’s because money has been no object when it comes to safety. On many occasions, the SHA has had crews out in the rain due to that potential of rain turning to snow or sleet.
“It’s winter time in the Baltimore area, so everybody has to be cautious when you go out,” Burnette-Edgar said.
As far as the SHA, Burnette-Edgar, says they’ve been prepared for anything and will continue their same plan of attack for clipper storms.
“You can’t put a price on safety,” she says.
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