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St Patricks Day brings winter storm to Maryland

Snow prediction totals kept rising through the evening as the storm approached

A winter storm is bringing as much as a foot a snow to Maryland on St Patricks Day 2014. Spring is only a week away but winter seems to be hanging on with a vengeance.

The storm was difficult to predict as snow totals predictions kept rising throughout the evening, with Central Maryland forecast to receive 5 to 10 inches of snow, with close to a foot further south near Washington DC.

Already up to 5 inches had fallen across Ellicott City earlier this morning.

The District of Columbia broke their previous daily snowfall for today set back in 1978. Close to a foot of snow is expected to fall south of Baltimore towards Washington.

Roads are not in great shape and it took the state highway snow plows time to deploy once the snow finally started to stick.

From early reports it seems that many major arteries and roadways were not pre-treated, leading to slick roads.

The snow will end Monday afternoon, but the morning commute is already being impacted as motorists eager to begin their St Patricks Day celebrations took to the roads.

Several accidents have been reported across central Maryland already as people headed into work.

And there may be more winter weather later this week.

NEXTGEN FM will keep you updated.

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