Crews preparing for what could be the most significant winter storm since Snowmageddon

BALTIMORE - Last year the Baltimore area didn't see much snow so this could be the most significant winter storm we've had since Snowmageddon.

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Preparations are underway and crews are on standby at the salt dome in Brooklandville. They will be ready to go when the snow starts falling.

Road crews have already pre-treated the roads with salt water to keep the first flakes from sticking.

Today they'll load up their trucks with salt and crews will be in position to start plowing and salting as needed.

BGE is also gearing up for the storm. With the potential for heavy, wet snow and strong winds there could be substantial power outages.

So BGE has requested help from 500 out-of-state workers to help in the storm's aftermath. BGE crews will also spend the day stocking up their trucks with everything they need from poles to wires and storm kits. 

If you have to report a power outage, you can now use your mobile phone to do so. Just go to or call the company's automated phone system at 877-778-2222.

• March 1, 2009
BWI had a seasonal total of 3.3 inches at the end of Feb., then was hit with 4.7 inches total inches on March 1-2. The amount of snow was a record for the date.

• Superstorm of '93
It's the most famous storm in recent history -- a storm that brought a range of 1-3 feet of the white stuff to central Maryland and record low pressure to BWI. Other than the big storm, it was a quiet winter season. The storm doubled the seasonal amount in the area, and the storm ranked 5th on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale. The storm sent snow to areas from Florida to Maine.

• Ash Wednesday 1962
Falling 51 years ago on March 6-8. The storm dropped a daily record of 10 inches on Baltimore's BWI on March 6. The storm also brougth 60 mph winds and 25 ft waves hitting Ocean City.

• Palm Sunday Blizzard of 1942
The storm holds the rank as the sixth all time big snow storm in the history of the Baltimore area, dating back to 1880. It dropped more than 20 inches of snow across five counties. The first day of the storm broke the all time inch count for a snow storm in March.
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