Storm Event Information

Up to 2 Inches of Snow is Anticipated for the Thursday Morning Commute

Residents are encouraged to monitor the weather forecasts and to use extreme caution during the Thursday morning commute.  The heaviest portion of the snow is expected between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

BALTIMORE, MD (January 19, 2022) — The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise residents to prepare for a winter storm that is expected to impact tomorrow morning’s commute.  Forecasters predict rain to begin between midnight and 1:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.  As temperatures begin to fall, icy conditions will develop which will be exacerbated by snow that’s expected to arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 

The Baltimore City Snow Team is readying snow equipment and will be addressing primary and secondary zones. The Snow Team will deploy city crews at 4:00 a.m. to address the anticipated snow during the morning commute. Motorists are urged to delay travel tomorrow morning.  Conditions may change rapidly, as ice is not always visible, and will cause roadways to become slick, especially on bridges, ramps, and overpasses. 

During the storm, motorists are reminded not to “crowd the plow” by staying behind working snow vehicles and allowing them plenty of space to operate. 

Additionally, there is a Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Baltimore City beginning Thursday evening, January 20 through Saturday morning, January 22, 2022.  A Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert can be declared when temperatures, including wind chill, are expected to be 13˚F or below or when other conditions are severe enough to present a substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable Baltimore citizens.  The Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa urged vulnerable people to stay indoors, check on neighbors, and shelter pets appropriately.  For other cold-related inquiries and service requests, or to find a nearby homeless shelter, residents can call 311 or 211.

We are reminding residents to call 3-1-1 to report downed trees and dangerous conditions and that power outages should be reported to BGE at 877-778-2222.

For updated weather forecasts and traffic conditions, residents should tune into local news stations, check media resources and visit the city’s snow page at snow.baltimorecity.gov.

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