ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Interstate 270, as well as Interstate 70 from Interstate 81 in Washington County to the Beltway in Baltimore, reopened Sunday morning after a brief delay.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the closures following snow related traffic incidents involving several tractor trailers and other vehicles on both interstates.
"As the state continues to fiercely fight Snow Storm Jonas, I want the citizens of Maryland to know that the state is taking every step necessary to ensure their safety," said Gov. Hogan. "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. 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."
The closures come after several tractor trailers and other vehicles were involved in traffic incidents on the highways during the big snowstorm that is passing through the region this weekend.