SHA Acquire Two Wicked New Plows to Fend Off the Next Snowpocalypse

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At the time of Baltimore’s 2010 Snowpocalypse, I was living on Venable Avenue in Waverly. The street was literally never plowed. My neighbors and I eventually had to clear the block with shovels. Actually, it was a pretty good bonding experience.

But the State Highway Administration doesn’t want to be caught with insufficient resources the next time we experience an actual blizzard. To that end, the SHA has added two nasty double-wing snow plows — for a total of three such $200,000 unstoppable snow-killers — to its fleet of 2,400 plows, salt-spreaders, and magnesium chloride trucks.

Plus, they’ve added mounted cameras to monitor driving conditions across the state and for two years have been relying on a group of volunteers — called the Snow Squad — who alert the SHA when they see, you know snow. (If you think you’ve got what it takes, you can apply to join the Squad here.)

Since there’s now officially no way a remotely snowpocalyptic situation could arise in Baltimore in the foreseeable future, if you want to relive the terrifying majesty of 2010 you’ll have to check out this awesome time lapse video of the blizzard:



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