Gov. Hogan declares State of Emergency ahead of snowstorm, mobilizes Maryland National Guard

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan has declared a State of Emergency and mobilized members of the Maryland National Guard ahead of the winter storm.

The emergency declaration includes Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. Additionally, the governor has directed the Maryland National Guard to stage 125 soldiers on state active duty at armories in Southern Maryland and on the Eastern Shore. These soldiers will be ready to assist state and local agencies in responding to potential impacts from heavy snowfall with 50 tactical vehicles for evacuation transportation.

The State Highway Administration has completed pretreatment of roads across the state and is surging resources to the lower Eastern Shore.

“We urge Marylanders to take this winter storm seriously, especially residents on the Eastern Shore, where we are anticipating blizzard-like conditions,” said Governor Hogan. “Stay off the roads tonight for your own safety, and so that the crews and first responders can do their jobs. We will continue to monitor this winter storm closely, and provide updates as it progresses.”

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