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Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Efforts for Winter Storm Jonas

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan during press confeence issuing a State of Emergency that took effect 7 a.m. Friday.

ANNAPOLIS, MD – With Winter Storm Jonas impacting all of Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan directed all state agencies to launch a coordinated effort to keep Marylanders safe and informed. On Friday, the governor signed two Executive Orders, declaring a state of emergency in Maryland and allowing for extended deliveries of commodities related to winter weather relief, such as petroleum products, propane, food, water, medical supplies, generators, restoration of electricity, and snow and debris removal equipment. Snow will continue to fall in Maryland today, with high winds causing blizzard conditions in some areas.

Yesterday, Governor Hogan joined Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn and State Highway Administrator Greg Johnson at the State Highway Administration District 5 facility in Annapolis to assess the state’s snow removal equipment and procedures.

The Maryland Unites hotline, 1-888-756-7836, is available for public inquiries into Department of Human Resources services including emergency shelter information and other human service needs during the storm.

A pedestrian walks through snow in Parkville, Md., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. One in seven Americans will get at least half a foot of snow outside their homes when this weekend’s big storm has finished delivering blizzards, gale-force winds, whiteout conditions and flooding to much of the eastern United States. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

“We urge Marylanders to continue to stay safe, stay indoors, and stay off the roads as this severe weather moves through our region,” said Governor Hogan. “Our state employees, law enforcement, National Guard, emergency responders and highway workers are working tirelessly to respond to this storm, and I know that Marylanders will do what Marylanders always do – and that is look after one another.”

Statewide preparations include the following:

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Maryland State Police

State Highway Administration

Maryland National Guard

Department of Human Resources

Health & Mental Hygiene

Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives

Maryland Transit Administration

Public Service Commission

BWI Marshall Airport

Maryland Insurance Administration

Motor Vehicle Administration

Port of Baltimore

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Metrorail

Metrobus

MetroAccess

Weather Update / Status as of 12:00 PM: Current snowfall measurements area as follows:

Anticipated additional accumulations

Total snowfall expected by completion

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