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With the fourth Nor’easter of March set to sweep across Maryland, right after the first day of spring, AAA is warning motorists not to ignore the storm warnings or the slow start expected Wednesday morning. The timing of this storm could pose a greater risk to drivers than the three previous storms.
“We urge motorists not to let their guard down when it comes to this storm,” said Ragina Cooper Averella, Public and Government Affairs Manager for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “The Wednesday morning commute will be challenging, but the evening commute will pose an even greater risk to motorists, as it is expected to coincide with the height of the storm. With many drivers on treacherous roadways, as well as limited visibility and daylight, risks and roadway dangers increase.
Even though we are just beginning the spring season, hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
AAA is advising those who can to make plans today to stay off the roads tomorrow to do so. “Given the forecast, some would-be commuters might consider calling in 'sick' – as in sick of snow!” Averella says.
AAA Roadside Assistance crews are gearing up for all possibilities. As always, AAA will respond to members as quickly and safely as possible.
For those who must be on the road, AAA offers the following:
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For more tips or to learn about other solutions AAA provides motorists and their vehicles, please visit AAA.com/Automotive.
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