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Maryland Announces Statewide Efforts to Prepare for Heavy Snowfall, Adverse Conditions; Marylanders Urged to Exercise Caution

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for heavy snowfall and other severe conditions anticipated on Wednesday and Thursday. A winter storm warning is in effect in Allegany, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, and Washington counties. A winter storm watch is in effect in Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, Howard, and Montgomery counties and Baltimore City. “As our state braces for its first major winter weather event this season, we have mobilized an all-hands-on-deck effort to keep Marylanders safe,” said Governor Hogan. “Stay tuned to your local forecasts for the latest updates, heed the guidance of state and local authorities, and most importantly, use common sense.” Heavy snow is expected in northern and western Maryland, with total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches possible. Snowfall is anticipated between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday, becoming heavy during the afternoon and evening and tapering off late Wednesday night. According to the National Weather Service, travel will be “very difficult to impossible” in some parts of the region. More central and southern areas of the state may see anywhere from zero to four inches of snow or potentially a wintry mix. Heavy rain capable of producing […]

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