Maryland Drivers Warned of Weather Hazard (and Mosquitoes)
We’ve been talking a lot lately about the impact the freezing weather is having on the mosquito population. The low temperatures may lead us to think that mosquitoes will reduce in number, however, these resilient little creatures can survive the colder weather, and they’ll be back to make our lives a misery in the upcoming warmer months. For those of you in the Baltimore-Washington area of Maryland, temperatures are set to drop once again, but it’s not just mosquitoes we need to think about, it’s taking to the treacherous roads in hazardous weather.
The Wednesday morning commute for those in the Baltimore-Washington area may be more complicated than usual. An inch or two of snow is expected to fall in the region Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday morning, making the area’s packed roads slick, according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service.
We mentioned previously that we wanted to bring you more local news in our posts, especially where we can help share the knowledge concerning public safety. So if you’re preparing for your morning commute, please be safe!
The weather can change so quickly. Just before Christmas residents in Gaithersburg, MD were warned that the anticipated warmer weather, could turn to snow. Being prepared for quick shifts in weather is sound advice.
GAITHERSBURG, MD — Recent forecasts had suggested lots of warmth leading up to and including Christmas, with snow entering the picture just afterward, but the latest forecast has suddenly shifted. New models now show a cold front will move through the D.C. area by Christmas, according to a report from the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang.
Now we know that stepping into our motor vehicles in unpleasant weather conditions will flag up instinct to err on the side of caution, so we’re not telling you anything you don’t already know. It’s just to raise awareness. We like to give our customers and our readers gentle reminders when it comes to looking out for each other. And as you know, especially when it comes to protecting ourselves from mosquitoes, but we don’t just stop there.
The freezing weather may not kill off these disease spreading mosquitoes in Gaithersburg, MD, but when we step into our vehicles, we constantly put ourselves at risk. And in this weather, those risks are even higher. Be safe everyone!
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