City of Baltimore is Fully Prepared for the First Winter Precipitation of the Season

Crews will be monitoring weather and roadway conditions as wet snow, freezing conditions, and icy roads are expected through Tuesday morning.

BALTIMORE, MD (January 15, 2024) – Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Department of Transportation Director Corren Johnson announced that the city is fully prepared for the first winter storm of the season.  A light dusting of snow and freezing temperatures were present in the Baltimore region early Monday morning.  Snowfall will increase during the afternoon with the heaviest snowfall anticipated between the hours of 6:00 pm and 11:30 pm Monday.  We are anticipating a 2” accumulation and temperatures remaining below freezing. We caution drivers to slow down on the roads and plan extra travel time for the Tuesday commute.

“As the city gears up for the first winter storm of the season, we are fully prepared to deliver prompt and efficient service to the residents of Baltimore,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “Sunday night our snow crews began brining the roads and will continue to salt and clear the roads as the winter weather continues. To our fellow Baltimoreans, please be a good neighbor, remember to clear and salt the walkways in front of your businesses and homes, and check on elderly neighbors who might need assistance.”  

The Baltimore City Snow Team has been readying its’ snow equipment and were activated at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024 to monitor weather and roadway conditions.  With over 15,000 tons of salt on hand, nearly 300 pieces of city equipment, and an additional 398 pieces of contractor apparatuses, the city is fully prepared for efficient storm operations.

Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and be prepared for inclement weather. Conditions can change rapidly, and winter precipitation can cause roadways to become slick, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses which freeze more quickly than regular roadways.  Motorists are strongly advised to drive at reduced speeds, plan additional travel time and allow extra following distance for everyone’s safety, and to watch for isolated instances of flooding in low lying areas.  Motorists are reminded not to “crowd the plow” by staying behind working snow vehicles and leaving them plenty of space to operate. 

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


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