Winter storm is not over yet

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Edward Grove of Mt. Washington was busy clearing the lot of the Elderslie St. Andrew UMC. (Anthony C. Hayes)

The snow that coated most of  the state on Wednesday resulted in more  than 170,000 power outages; power for some might not be restored until Friday.

Sleet and ice have prevented Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. from restoring power, but utility officials said they are hopeful that by late Thursday evening most will have power back on. Repair work has been slowed because of trees that fell during the storm.

But the storm is not over. Strong winds are expected to cause new outages and more wintery mix should be coating the roads overnight.

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Hitting the road: Plows will be busy throughout the night in Maryland. (Anthony C. Hayes)

Many residential roads have yet to be plowed, making it nearly impossible for some to get to work or leave their residences. Most of the outages were in Baltimore County and Carroll County.

Forecasters are predicting warmer temperatures, but it’s still close to freezing in many parts of the state.

(Please send us your snow photos to BaltimorePostExaminer@gmail.com)

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Pimlico Race Track covered in fifteen inches of snow. (Anthony C. Hayes)

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