(ANNAPOLIS – January 23, 2016) – 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.
“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
Weather Update / Status as of 12:00 PM:
Current snowfall measurements area as follows:
Anticipated additional accumulations
Total snowfall expected by completion