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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun | February 27, 1994
EASTON -- Foresters estimate that up to 40 percent of the trees in a band extending from Southern Maryland across the mid-Eastern Shore incurred "severe damage" during a rare, extended ice storm earlier this month."
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley urged Marylanders to get off the roads by 10 p.m. Wednesday as a powerful winter storm rolled up the East Coast. In a State House briefing, the governor warned that the state is expecting a "24-hour event" that will bring "a big swath of nasty snow and ice" to the state. "Neighbors should stay off the roads," he said. The administration acted to keep tens of thousands of workers off the roads Thursday by closing state offices. The General Assembly was planning to meet for its morning Senate and House floor sessions, but all House hearings and some Senate hearings were called off. O'Malley said the state will deploy about 2,700 pieces of snow removal equipment between the State Highway Administration and private contractors.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2011
Marylanders still brushing off from last week's snowstorm, rush-hour chaos and power outages, were bracing for another winter blow Tuesday, this time a two-part ice storm that was set to begin overnight. Widespread icing of more than a quarter-inch is possible north and west of Baltimore before the storm ends Wednesday morning, forecasters said. As much as a half-inch of ice is possible along the Pennsylvania border. "When you get into the half-inch range you start to see a lot of significant damage.
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By Scott Dance and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
A winter storm warning was set to take effect at 8 p.m. Wednesday with 7 inches to a foot of snow across the region, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is forecast to start around 9 p.m. and fall heavily, at rates of an inch or two per hour overnight, according to National Weather Service forecasters. About 3-6 inches could accumulate by daybreak Thursday. Sleet and rain are forecast to mix in with the snow during the day Thursday, with gusty winds of 20-35 mph. Forecasters have since late Tuesday maintained calls for 6-8 inches across Baltimore and southern Baltimore and Harford counties, with 8-10 inches in areas at higher elevations on the Piedmont, including northern Baltimore, Howard and Harford counties.
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By Frank Roylance and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 31, 2011
(From the Maryland Weather blog ) With an ice storm on deck for Tuesday, the National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch for the northern tier of Maryland counties, from Garrett in the west to Cecil in the east, and including Baltimore City. The Watch begins late Monday night and continues through WEDNESDAY morning. As much as a quarter-inch of ice could accumulate Tuesday on branches and utility lines, meaning a risk for another round of power outages for a region that only emerged this weekend from the last round.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
As much as a quarter inch of ice could coat surfaces in Western Maryland on Tuesday, making for "extremely hazardous" travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation is expected liquid in Central Maryland, though, raising flooding concerns. A winter storm warning is in effect for Garrett County from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ice is expected to mix with about an inch of snow amid 20-35 mph winds. Allegany County was meanwhile under a winter storm watch. Ice is expected to be confined to the mountains of Garrett County, with light snow potentially coming as far east as Frederick County.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials said they had restored nearly all the outages associated with Wednesday's ice storm by Saturday morning, but were contacting some customers who will enter a fourth day without electricity. Winds weighing on weakened branches added 10,000 outages Wednesday and Thursday nights, on top of those outages that immediately followed the ice storm, for a total of 182,000 outages since early Wednesday morning. Outages had fallen to about 2,800 by 9 a.m. Saturday, most of them in Baltimore and Carroll counties.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 20, 1999
LAST WEEK'S ice storm transformed our town into a winter wonderland, changing bare branches into gorgeous crystal creations.But with power outages and schools closed throughout the county, regular routines were disrupted.Between closings because of icy weather and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schoolchildren in Howard County found themselves with an unexpected five-day weekend.For the youngsters, a snow day is an opportunity to miss school and play outside. But when school is canceled because of ice, it's a different story.
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December 6, 1993
It looked like just another abandoned car on the Beltway until the blanket in the back seat moved.The worst ice storm in decades had descended upon the region. The sleet and freezing rain caused hundreds of traffic accidents. Morning rush hour was a frozen quagmire with cars slipping and sliding out of control.Stephen D. Rhine Sr. was responding to a call on the Beltway's inner loop near Providence Road when he saw that crucial sign of life in the back of an ice-crusted Chevy on the opposite side of the highway.
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By SUSAN REIMER | January 20, 1994
It's pretty heartless of me, I know, to complain about being stuck inside my house with all these kids when CNN is showing people in Los Angeles stuck outside their crumpled houses with all those kids. So, like, I'm sorry. OK? I'm a bad person. OK? But if they don't open the schools soon I am going to start throwing things and I am not going to care what or who I hit. OK? Do you understand?Sorry. Didn't mean to shout. It is just that, well, first there was the weekend and it was too cold to go out and then the Monday holiday and it was too cold to go out and then the ice storm and, well, I'm having trouble believing these children will ever go back to school.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said the last lingering power outages from Wednesday's ice storm and Thursday's winds were repaired overnight. BGE had anticipated that the final several thousand of the 182,000 outages would be fixed by Friday, but the utility said Sunday that some downed lines and other damage affecting small numbers of customers proved difficult to repair. "Our crews were encountering much more damage than expected in some of those cases," said Rachael Lighty, a BGE spokeswoman.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials said they had restored nearly all the outages associated with Wednesday's ice storm by Saturday morning, but were contacting some customers who will enter a fourth day without electricity. Winds weighing on weakened branches added 10,000 outages Wednesday and Thursday nights, on top of those outages that immediately followed the ice storm, for a total of 182,000 outages since early Wednesday morning. Outages had fallen to about 2,800 by 9 a.m. Saturday, most of them in Baltimore and Carroll counties.
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By Kevin Rector and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
4:30 p.m. update: The flood watch for the Baltimore region has been canceled, though the coastal flood advisory remained in effect. Forecasters are calling for up to an inch of rainfall. Original post, as of 3 p.m.:  A high chance of rain throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening has caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for much of the Baltimore region, starting at 3 p.m. Streams and low-lying areas could flood, and minor tidal flooding is also possible, the weather service said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
As much as a quarter inch of ice could coat surfaces in Western Maryland on Tuesday, making for "extremely hazardous" travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation is expected liquid in Central Maryland, though, raising flooding concerns. A winter storm warning is in effect for Garrett County from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ice is expected to mix with about an inch of snow amid 20-35 mph winds. Allegany County was meanwhile under a winter storm watch. Ice is expected to be confined to the mountains of Garrett County, with light snow potentially coming as far east as Frederick County.
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January 26, 2012
Editor: It is with heavy hearts that the Havre de Grace Arts Commission looks toward Saturday, Jan. 28.The Havre de Grace Community Center will be dark for the first time in more than 20 years. Twenty-one years ago the Arts Commission decided to change our mission from coordinating Arts events in Havre de Grace to presenting Arts events in Havre de Grace. In order to do this, we needed money, so I said, "Let's have a Ball. " Bill McIntyre, our president, suggested the last weekend in January as a perfect time to brighten up the town in an otherwise "dead" time of year.
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By Candus Thomson | January 20, 2012
The Baltimore Sun As state and local highway crews braced for the first storm of the new year, they took comfort in the fact that their budgets have plenty of money to handle it — and more. Mild weather has kept the region's plows idle, salt sheds virtually untouched and ledgers in the black, public works officials say. If the trend continues, leftover money would be used to offset other government expenses or pay for road projects. Crews began the waiting game Friday afternoon, as snow and sleet developed from southwest to northeast and temperatures slipped below freezing.
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By Richard Irwin and Brent Jones and Richard Irwin and Brent Jones,Sun reporters | February 13, 2008
A late-afternoon ice storm yesterday left dozens of wrecked cars littered along major roads and brought traffic on the highways to a standstill, leaving commuters bumper-to-bumper for hours. In Harford County, 23 people were injured in an accident involving a Harford Transit bus and several cars on Route 22 in Churchville about 4:30 p.m., said Sgt. Christina Presberry, spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The victims, all with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, were taken to Upper Chesapeake and Harford Memorial hospitals.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | January 16, 1999
From the Washington suburbs to the Pennsylvania line, tens of thousands of Marylanders shivered with no electricity yesterday while others struggled to clear downed trees and branches and the governor declared a state of emergency in six counties.Just before midnight last night, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reported that 75,000 customers were still without power.At its peak, more than 332,000 customers -- 119,000 in the Baltimore area -- lost electric service as tree limbs weighted with melting ice toppled across power lines, forcing BGE to summon out-of-state crews for the first time in almost two decades.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2011
Marylanders still brushing off from last week's snowstorm, rush-hour chaos and power outages, were bracing for another winter blow Tuesday, this time a two-part ice storm that was set to begin overnight. Widespread icing of more than a quarter-inch is possible north and west of Baltimore before the storm ends Wednesday morning, forecasters said. As much as a half-inch of ice is possible along the Pennsylvania border. "When you get into the half-inch range you start to see a lot of significant damage.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2011
Marylanders should see the sun return by Wednesday afternoon, ending a siege of freezing rain and rain that slicked many streets and sidewalks, touched off a flurry of road accidents Tuesday, and closed or delayed school for hundreds of thousands of students. All that resulted from only a light icing early Tuesday. Forecasters said more icing was expected overnight into Wednesday, but rising temperatures should bring that to a halt before daybreak. "Most of the freezing rain will start at the onset of the [rain]
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