Power Outages In Maryland and Delaware; Dangerous Driving

Posted on February 6, 2010

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Hundreds of thousands of people are reported without electric power tonight in the Mid-Atlantic region, with temperatures falling into the low 20s and teens.

Sussex County, Del. is one of the areas hit hard by power outages, according to WBOC-TV. Shelters have  opened in Kent County, Del., and Sussex County, Del. Phone numbers for people needing rides to shelters are:

  • Kent County, Del. 302-735-3465
  • Sussex County, Del. 302-856-7366

The accumulated snow and ice makes driving treacherous throughout the region. “No one with an ounce of common sense should be going out on the roads today,” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said.

Trains, planes, automobiles and trucks — very little transportation is operating late Saturday. The Baltimore subway was reported operating from Mondawmin Mall to Johns Hopkins Hospital only.

BWI, Reagan National, Salisbury and Ocean City airports were all closed Saturday. BWI expects delays to continue Sunday and Monday.

The snowstorm has exited the Baltimore-Washington region, moving southeast across the Chesapeake Bay. At 6:45 p.m. Saturday, most of the snow has ended in Delaware.

In Worcester County, MD, the last snow should taper off by about 8 p.m. Saturday as the storm moves offshore at Ocean City.

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