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1/4/2018 - Maryland Governor To Visit Stormy Eastern Shore - Click here to print this information

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is going to Ocean City to view the worst of the coastal winter storm that has hit the state's Eastern Shore. He issued the declaration late Wednesday night for the Lower Shore, including Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

Snow totals reached almost nine inches (23 cm) near Ocean City and 10 inches in Salisbury, which are under a blizzard warning Thursday. Hogan canceled his regular schedule and planned Thursday afternoon visits to Ocean City, Salisbury and Easton to monitor emergency management efforts.

Wind restrictions are in place on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Numerous school systems closed throughout the state, including in Baltimore City, where the teachers' union called for closures after reporting heating issues in numerous schools.

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