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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Statewide Preparations For Winter Weather Event

January 6th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today provided an update on the state’s preparations for a winter storm tonight and tomorrow. A winter weather advisory is in effect for much of the state, except for Garrett County and part of Allegany County, which are under a winter storm warning.

“As we did earlier this week, we have mobilized our statewide operations center in preparation for this storm, which could have a significant impact on tomorrow morning’s commute,” said Governor Hogan. “We ask Marylanders to avoid travel tonight and tomorrow morning if possible, especially with the possibility of wind gusts that could take down trees and wires. Keeping the roads free of heavy traffic gives the crews and first responders room to do their jobs.”

According to the National Weather Service, Western Maryland has begun to see some snowfall this afternoon, and most of Maryland will see the impact later this evening, with the least amount of accumulation on the Lower Shore. This is expected to be a quick-moving storm with snow of approximately 1” per hour for approximately three to five hours, with the primary impact coming overnight. Between residual salt from earlier in the week, and brining operations over the last 24 hours, roadways are pre-treated in preparation for this storm.