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Maryland, Virginia declare state of emergency before winter storm

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency as forecasters predicted 6 to 10 inches of snow would fall in much of Maryland.

O'Malley issued the declaration Tuesday afternoon. Snow is predicted to begin Wednesday night, and much the state is under a winter storm watch.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency said snow likely will be heavy and wet, endangering trees that could fall and bring down power lines.

A State of Emergency Declaration will allow the state to deploy the Maryland National Guard and waive certain rules and regulations to speed recovery from storm damage.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is declaring a state of emergency in advance of a winter storm projected to dump several inches of snow throughout Virginia.

The governor's office announced the declaration Tuesday. It authorizes state agencies to prepare to assist local governments in responding to a major snow storm set to hit the state Wednesday.

In a statement, the governor also urged Virginians to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm and be prepared for potential power outages.

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