Local leaders work to keep Maryland roads clear following snow

Elected officials across the Baltimore area remained busy throughout the day Tuesday as they assessed road conditions following the morning's snow storm.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said crews in his jurisdiction got started working at about 3:30 a.m. He added that the county utilized 366 trucks with 493 personnel available to handle various salting and plowing duties.

Kamenetz said the county got some good prep work accomplished two days ago and now things are "kicking into gear."

"In local government if you don't get the streets plowed you're not going to be successful," Kamenetz said. "That's really a primary focus of what we do and our folks are doing a great job."

Harford County Executive David Craig said Tuesday's winter weather was actually easier on his crews when compared to Sunday.

During the first storm, Craig said, parts of Harford County were blanketed with up to 9 inches of snow. On Tuesday, he reported that the county had about three inches on the ground by noon with another 1 to 2 inches expected by dusk.

Craig added that his crews hit the road by 4 a.m. and had about 100 trucks on hand to deal with the conditions. Despite the easier conditions, Craig said he does not want his residents to be lulled into a false sense of security.

"Still we encourage people if you don't have to, don't go out on the roads because it can get icy after dark," Craig said.

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