BALTIMORE (WUSA) - Crews from the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) are preparing for the snowfall forecast for this weekend, officials said.

Several inches of accumulation are expected on Saturday in parts of Maryland and crews from Montgomery, Prince George's, Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties are pre-treating roads beforehand.

"If you're planning to drive on Saturday, reconsider whether travel is necessary and stay off the roads until later in the day, if possible, to allow crews time to clear the roads," said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters.

According to the National Weather Service snowfall is expected between 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday for the following counties: Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, northern Baltimore, Harford and Cecil.

SHA say motorists should always have an emergency survival kit to include:

• a shovel
• jumper cables
• snacks
• blanket or sleeping bag
• flashlight with extra batteries
• high calorie non-perishable food
• first aid kit
• extra clothes
• bottled water
• a charged cell phone
• kitty litter or other abrasives

For the latest road conditions visit www.road.maryland.gov and click the chart icon.

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