Up to 10 Inches of Snow Expected

Mar 5, 2015

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Governor Larry Hogan is urging Maryland residents to stay off the roads today.

10 inches of snow expected in the northern, central and western parts of the state and up to 3 inches of snow are expected to blanket southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.

Meanwhile, Governor Jack Markell warns that roads may have been clear during the morning rush hour but that heavy midday snowfall could mean a tough afternoon drive.

Markell is suggesting that drivers stay off the roads to allow the crews to clear the snow.

The Delaware Emergency Management Administration says that the storm is expected to hit the First State later than had been anticipated.

Because of the early rain crews have not been able to pre-treat the roads.

The National Weather Service is predicting snowfall of 4 to 8 inches across the Delaware.

State officials say that it is already snowing in northern New Castle County.

Preparation

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WBOC is reporting that there were full crews ready in New Castle and Kent counties while a quarter are out in Sussex county.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that all 19 Delaware public schools have closed because of the storm as well as Delaware State University, Delaware Technical Community College and the University of Delaware.

On the Eastern Shore the public schools have also closed for the day.

Amtrak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amtrak will reduce the number of trains operating on its Northeast Corridor with a winter storm expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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Amtrak says Thursday's reductions will be most significant between New York and Washington. Snow is expected to hit the Washington area early Thursday morning.

The railroad says a combination of its Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains will still operate between New York and Washington. There will also be fewer Keystone Service trains between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and New York.