Gov. O'Malley Declares State of Emergency in Anticipation of Winter Storm

- Annapolis, MD - Tuesday Governor Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the winter storm expected to hit the state late Wednesday night.

The measure means Governor Martin O'Malley will allow the state to deploy members of the Maryland National Guard and allow emergency contracting by the Department of General Services as well as waiving certain rules and regulations to dig out from the storm.

Officials are also warning residents of power outages.  They say trees were weakened by last week's ice storm, and the expected storm could bring heavy, wet snow, that could cause tree limbs to break on power lines.

Residents are being urged to prepare with a disaster supply kit.  They should make sure to have water, non-perishable food, a batter or crank operated radio and other necessities on hand in case of an emergency. 

People are also being asked to stay off the roads. If you must travel, officials advice to bring a car charger, blankets, snacks and drinks.  They say make sure someone knows where you are going and your expected arrival time, so they can send help in case of an emergency.

Be sure to stay with us for the latest details on this storm.

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