Winter storm drops 10 inches of snow in some areas

The latest winter storm dropped an average of 6 inches of snow across Maryland Tuesday, with some areas seeing as much as 11 inches of snow.

While some areas saw as few as 4 inches of snow, areas such as Scarboro in Harford County were buried under 11.2 inches of snow. Most areas in the state saw between 6 and 10 inches of snow.

The recovery process continued Wednesday morning with many side roads awaiting the snow plow as of 5 a.m.

Most main roads in the Baltimore County had been treated and plowed by 5 a.m., but drivers were still encouraged to use caution.

At least one salt truck hit a snag Wednesday morning when it was driving southbound on I-95 with the bed of the truck raised, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA).

The truck hit a road sign in the area of exit 49 onto I-695, according to SHA. Three lanes of I-95 were closed for clean up due to the accident.

The snow will likely stick around for a while as extreme cold is expected to continue through the end of the week. Overnight lows in the single digits are expected Wednesday and lows in the teens are likely through Saturday.

That cold will be exacerbated by sustained winds and gusts of up to 45 miles per hour in some areas Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday wind chills are expected to range between 15 and 20 degrees below zero.

With the bitter cold temperatures and piercing wind in mind, Baltimore City has extended a Code Blue through Saturday.

Code Blue is a multi-agency coordinated approach to providing vulnerable populations in Baltimore City with relief from extreme cold weather.

The Mayor's Office of Human Services will operate a 24-hour Housing & Resource Center for men and women at 620 Fallsway with 60 additional beds (total capacity 335 individuals) available for residents seeking meals and sleeping quarters. Additional overflow homeless shelters will be opened and emergency shelters will keep extended hours.

Those who need help escaping the cold in Baltimore City can call 410-396-5555 for help.

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