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February 26, 2010

Interstate 68 now open

According to the State Highway Administration, all lanes of Interstate 68 are now open in both directions after being closed because of whiteout conditions near the Allegany-Garrett county line in this morning's snowstorm. The SHA describes driving conditions as "improving but still hazardous."
Posted by Michael Dresser at 3:31 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: On the roads
        

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No coincidence that the snow line closely corresponds to the Allegheny Front.

I encountered a much milder blast of snow a few months back when traveling to New Germany State Park. Weather reported to be snowy in Garrett but was all sun and dry until we passed La Vale, where I won a bet with my girlfriend that that was where the snow would hit. Roads were in good shape, though.

Cumberland is notoriously dry.

Nate Payer
TRAC

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Michael Dresser has been an editor, reporter and columnist with The Sun longer than Baltimore's had a subway. He's covered retailing, telecommunications, state politics and wine. Since 2004, he's been The Sun's transportation writer. He lives in Ellicott City with his wife and travel companion, Cindy.

His Getting There column appears on Mondays. Mike's blog will be a forum for all who are interested in highways, transit and other transportation issues affecting Baltimore, Maryland and the region.
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