UPDATE, Sunday Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.: I-270 MD has been re-opened after state plows worked early morning to clear highway
— Chris Gordon (@ChrisGordonNews) January 24, 2016
WASHINGTON– All of Interstate 270 will be shut down for snow removal Saturday night, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced.
A portion of Interstate 70 — between Interstate 81 in Washington County to the Baltimore Beltway — will also be closed.
The interstates will remain closed until 7 a.m. Sunday to all motorists except for emergency personnel. The closures follow several snow-related incidents involving tractor trailers and other vehicles on both interstates.
“Closing I-70 and I-270 will give us the time needed to deploy all our resources to clear these essential interstates as quickly as possible as we prepare to get our transportation network back up and running,” Hogan said in an emailed statement. “I am urging all Marylanders to stay off every road in the state, whether it’s the interstate or a local road. Stay safe and stay at home while crews do their jobs.”
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