We would like to encourage citizens to plan ahead for a winter storm event that is forecast for today in the Baltimore region. Freezing rain is expected to begin early this afternoon which may create hazardous driving conditions during the afternoon/evening commute.
Temporary commercialvehicle restrictions will be in effect from 12:00 noon on December 31, 2017 until 4:00 a.m. on January 1, 2018. During this time, commercial vehicles will not be permitted in the downtown / Inner Harbor areas of the city, except for local deliveries.
Temporary road closures will be implemented for the annual lighting of the Washington Monument. The event will be held on Thursday, December 07, 2017, rain or shine. Festivities in historic Mount Vernon will start at 5:00 p.m.
As the holiday season moves into full swing, citizens are encouraged to travel during off-peak hours to avoid congestion and delays. Area roadways will be bustling with holiday travelers, so motorists should stay alert and exercise patience while driving.