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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
On a Thursday morning after the Baltimore region was pounded with an overnight snowstorm, several incidents forced shutdowns on local roadways, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT reported that a collision in White Marsh on Interstate 95 North past the MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) exit has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder at 8:46 a.m. A collision in Aberdeen on I-95 South past the MD 22 (Churchville Road) exit has closed the southbound right shoulder at 8:27 a.m., DOT said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
As heavy snow shut down businesses and federal offices again this month, liberated workers tweeted about sipping hot cocoa, lying under blankets and bingeing on "House of Cards. " But Edwin Gotico spent the day reading and responding to emails and updating status reports as a realty specialist for a General Services Administration contractor. Gotico, who lives in Springfield, Va., is one of the growing number of employees the federal government encourages to work from home. Before he was allowed to work from home, Gotico, like most federal teleworkers, had to sign a contract that requires him to work during weather events that cause managers to shutter offices and give workers there the day off. That requirement has allowed the government to maintain a level of productivity through snow days this winter.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | February 5, 2010
National Guard Humvees aid city police, medics Updated at 7:23 p.m.: Baltimore residents, don't think that police enforcement will stop just because a major snowstorm is under way. Federal and state officials have collaborated to equip Baltimore with 10 National Guard Humvees. Two of the Humvees are ambulances and will have paramedics on board, said Capt. Roman Clark, a Baltimore Fire spokesman. The other vehicles will "shuttle manpower around" from police districts, said Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III at a news conference with Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake at the Oldtown fire station Friday evening.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
With yet another storm dropping snow across the region, schools, government offices and a number of workplaces in Anne Arundel County were shut down on Monday. As with past storms, officials urged people to stay home if possible, to allow plow crews time and space to clear roads. "The emergency operations center is on full activation and we are focused on snow removal," Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman said Monday. "I have been out on the roads and they are not great.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Scheduled horse racing at Laurel Park was canceled Saturday for the third day in a row because of inclement weather, Maryland Racing officials said. The $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap and $100,000 John Campbell Handicap have been rescheduled for next Saturday, Feb. 22. Live racing is also scheduled to start again Monday at 12:35 p.m. That 10-race card will feature the $250,000 General George Handicap and the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes. Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting on Saturday, however.
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By Scott Dance | March 28, 2012
Tomorrow marks 70 years since the historic “Palm Sunday Storm” that dropped a surprise 21.9 inches of wet snow on Baltimore. The storm was truly “freak,” observers said, with forecasts calling for light rain and snow flurries to the west. A steady snow from 2 a.m. Sunday through 9 p.m. that evening dropped three feet in Carroll County. The snow was called “wet and clinging,” leaving thousands of cars abandoned, phone and power lines snapped and buildings collapsed.
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By Gus G. Sentementes | February 5, 2010
The impending snowstorm is leading BGE to prepare for potential power outages by putting employees on standby for field and office assignments. Nearly all BGE employees, in addition to their regular work duties, have alternate assignments during a major incident that could involve disruption of service for Baltimore-area residents, according to Linda Foy, a BGE spokeswoman. For instance, BGE workers who work in an office might be assigned to act as "patrollers" who drive into affected neighborhoods and do an early assessment of potential problems.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | February 7, 2010
Transit services coming back slowly Updated at 4:35 p.m. Mass transit service in Maryland was making a slow recovery from the weekend's snowstorm. with light rail offering service to a limited number of stations this afternoon and about 20 percent of local buses operating on primary routes only. Maryland Transportation Secretary Beverly Swaim-Staley said Baltimore's Metro is continuing to run on the underground part between Mondawmin Mall and Johns Hopkins Hospital -- as it did Saturday -- but she said the aboveground stretch to Owings Mills would be closed all day and into tomorrow.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2011
As the father of three young children, Richard Downs has thrown an awful lot of birthday parties. But it's likely that he'll never forget the day that his son turned 8. After celebrating Wednesday at Pizza Hut and Cold Stone Creamery in Glen Burnie, Downs, his wife, son and two daughters, ages 5 and 11, were stranded for more than six hours after the city was whomped with a snowstorm that left highways and local streets impassable. "I sure did hate to leave the van," said the 34-year-old Downs, who works for the Maryland Environmental Service.
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February 22, 2012
From The Aegis dated Feb. 26, 1987: A month after Harford County recovered from a snowfall that dropped almost 20 inches of snow, Mother Nature struck again with a 15-inch snowstorm that led to one death and at least two injuries. The heavy, wet snow fell in just about seven hours. Raymond Colton, 53, of Edgewood, died from an apparent heart attack while shoveling snow at his home. In Aberdeen, a man lost two fingers in a snowblower accident and a Street man broke his leg when the bulldozer he was using toppled backward and pinned him to the ground.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
Despite the old adage about the conditions in which U.S. Postal Service mail carriers will work, Thursday's snowstorm has disrupted delivery into this week. USPS said in a press release posted to its website last week that some mail service in the Baltimore area would be temporarily suspended due to lingering patches of snow and ice that presented a hazard for mail carriers. On Wednesday, officials apologized for "any inconvenience" with mail delivery and said service had resumed in all areas.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Scheduled horse racing at Laurel Park was canceled Saturday for the third day in a row because of inclement weather, Maryland Racing officials said. The $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap and $100,000 John Campbell Handicap have been rescheduled for next Saturday, Feb. 22. Live racing is also scheduled to start again Monday at 12:35 p.m. That 10-race card will feature the $250,000 General George Handicap and the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes. Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting on Saturday, however.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
On a Thursday morning after the Baltimore region was pounded with an overnight snowstorm, several incidents forced shutdowns on local roadways, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT reported that a collision in White Marsh on Interstate 95 North past the MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) exit has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder at 8:46 a.m. A collision in Aberdeen on I-95 South past the MD 22 (Churchville Road) exit has closed the southbound right shoulder at 8:27 a.m., DOT said.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
Buckets of baby's breath, tulips and irises filled a walk-in cooler at Flowers by Gina D. on Thursday. Vases were wrapped with pink ribbons, and teddy bears and greeting cards stood ready for purchase. Missing were the four drivers who had been scheduled to make about 100 deliveries the day before Valentine's Day, leaving the store scrambling during its most lucrative time of the year. "Some of my drivers can't even get out of their street," said Regina Davis, who owns the shop on North Charles Street with her husband, Jonathan.
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By Andrea K. Walker | February 13, 2014
While you're hunkered down during the snowstorm, your body may cry out for comfort foods, such as macaroni and cheese, chips and hot chocolate. But there are ways to avoid temptation and eat healthily while stuck inside during the snowstorm, said Mary Beth Sodus, a registered dietician with the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Here are her health hibernation habits: 1. Practice mindful eating and ask yourself: "What am I really hungry for?"
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
This week's winter storm has yet to hit the Baltimore area, but it has already affected No. 14 Loyola's game at No. 12 Penn State on Saturday. The host Nittany Lions (1-0) announced Wednesday morning that the game would be played inside Holuba Hall. The 118,000-square foot facility is the primary indoor venue for the football team, but it also is used by the men's and women's lacrosse teams when inclement weather hits. The move indoors presents the Greyhounds (0-1) and coach Charley Toomey with a number of challenges.
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March 20, 2012
An article in the March 19, 1937, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported the dangerous results from a sudden snowstorm that caught many residents by surprise. A surprise snowstorm that began hesitantly, as if it would turn to rain, last Saturday and which continued through Sunday suddenly turned into a real problem on Monday and Tuesday, when high winds dried out the wet flakes and drove them across many county roads, piling up drifts from fifteen to eighteen feet high in some places.
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By Frank Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2010
Baltimore will receive $2.25 million in federal disaster aid for a December snowstorm, thanks to a re-evaluation of the accumulations recorded for the city during the storm. The city failed to qualify for President Barack Obama's initial disaster declaration for Maryland because of conservative storm totals. BWI Marshall Airport initially recorded 21.1 inches in the first storm. But the total was later revised to 18 inches after the discovery of measuring errors forced the weather service to use its most conservative airport measurements, according to Stephen Zubrick, science and operations officer at the National Weather Service's forecast office in Sterling, Va. To qualify for disaster aid, the city had to have received at least 20.7 inches, said Baltimore's emergency management chief, Robert Maloney.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
If you had asked the Europeans a week ago, they could have told you a truckload of snow was headed for Baltimore on Thursday. The Canadians came around soon afterward. It took the Americans until just a few days ago to get a whiff of a winter storm. But as quickly as weather forecasting models developed by each can converge, they can shift, pulling the rug from underneath meteorologists who had warned of a possibility of more or less snow than what might actually fall. By late Tuesday, the consensus was that six to 10 inches of snow could be expected across the region, with the heaviest precipitation falling through daybreak Thursday.
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By Jean Marbella, Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
As snow started to fall across Maryland, highway officials urged people to stay off the roads, schools and offices closed, and flights were delayed. By early afternoon, multiple accidents and backups were reported throughout the area. The National Weather Service forecast calls for up to 10 inches of snow in some outer suburban areas and up to eight inches in Baltimore, with a wind chill as low as 10 degrees below zero at night. Snow will be heaviest in the late morning into the afternoon, but it will be constant, according to the weather service.
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