Wind Advisory Issued For MD After Snowstorm + New Travel Guidance

By Pikesville Patch
Posted on 01/16/22 | News Source: Pikesville Patch

"We are urging motorists to avoid nonessential travel tonight and tomorrow morning," the State Highway Administration advised Sunday.

While the snowfall may have ended in much of Maryland, the potential for severe weather has not. Freezing rain and strong winds are in the forecast, continuing to complicate travel, according to forecasters.

The National Weather Service has placed more than half the state under a wind advisory, effective Monday.

"Rain, slushy roads, possible snow showers and gusty winds are forecasted for tonight and tomorrow," the Maryland State Highway Administration reported before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. "If you can, consider delaying your morning travels. If you must travel, take it slow and allow extra distance for braking. Watch for downed wires and trees."

Limited wind restrictions are in effect at the Key Bridge, the Maryland Transportation Authority advised before 10 p.m. During limited wind restrictions — triggered by 40 to 49 mph winds — these vehicles may not cross: house trailers, empty box trailers or any other vehicle that law enforcement personnel deem unsafe to go over the bridge. Drivers denied passage will be given assistance to safely turn around.