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Blizzard updates from Hogan, county leaders

Posted: 12:40 PM, Jan 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-23 17:44:21Z

It's all hands on deck at jurisdictions all over central Maryland, with crews out working on clearing the roads since the snow started Friday. 

County leaders said residents seemed to mostly listen to their earlier warnings to stay off the roads and let crews do their jobs. In the capital city of Annapolis, Mayor Mike Pantelides put the city under a level 3 snow emergency, banning all non-emergency vehicles from the roads. Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh said main roads in the county were passable as of Saturday morning, though secondary and community roads were in rougher shape.

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Carroll County remains under a state of emergency, said Carroll County commissioner Steve Wantz. 

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman told ABC2 Saturday morning that many roads there remain impassable. 

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said Saturday morning he appreciated the fact that "the public has heeded the call to stay off the roads. Being a weekend, that probably helped to make things a little easier for us."

 

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had similar comments, noting emergency crews only had to deal with about nine stranded vehicles on the side of the road, an improvement from previous snow storms. 

Elise Armacost, a spokeswoman for Baltimore County Emergency Management, said she was happy to report there were no major problems as of Saturday morning with power outages and other emergency situations. 

BGE spokesman Justin Mulcahy said the utility has crews on hand from other states to help with any widespread outages that might occur as a result of the blizzard. 

"We're looking at very minimal outages," Mulcahy said. 

On the Eastern Shore, it's a different story, with rain and wind the main problem in Ocean City, Mayor Rick Meehan said. Flooding is a concern. 

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