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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Statewide Preparations for Winter Storm

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for an incoming winter storm that could have a significant impact on roads and transportation systems. At this time, most of the state is under winter weather advisories and warnings, and the National Weather Service has expanded potential snowfall totals over the course of the day. “At my direction, our state is taking every precaution and coordinating resources to prepare for the first winter weather event of the year,” said Governor Hogan. “I urge Marylanders to stay tuned to their local forecasts for the latest updates on road conditions and potential closures, heed the guidance of state and local authorities, and use common sense.” The National Weather Service is estimating higher snow accumulation in the National Capital Region, Southern Maryland, and on the Eastern Shore. Precipitation is expected to begin as rain or a rain/snow mix after midnight, shifting to snow in the early morning hours. Significant winds, with gusts up to 30 to 40 mph could lead to drifting snow. Marine winds will also be significant. The highest uncertainty is in the I-95 Baltimore-Washington corridor, with an expected sharp cutoff between rain […]

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