Snow zone activation: Barnes Road (Baltic to County Line)

For Immediate Release: Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division
   Snow Zone: Barnes Road (Baltic to County line)

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Washington County has activated a portion of the Barnes Road snow zone, from Baltic Avenue to the County line, due to inclement weather.

Motorists are required by law to use traction control devices - including chains, studded tires, Mountain Snowflake tires, winter tires or "tire socks" - on their vehicles or avoid this area. Traction device violations are a "secondary offense," meaning citations will be issued when motorists are observed violating other traffic laws or driving unsafely. The citations carry a fine of up to $160.

Do not abandon vehicles on roads, as they can impact drivers' lines of sight and block snowplows, emergency vehicles, public transit and other vehicles. Abandoned vehicles will be reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Office for possible citation or towing. The citations carry a fine of about $110, plus towing costs.

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Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users and operating the County roadway system in cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Manager