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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, high near 55 and a 20 percent chance of precipitation. A coastal flood advisory is in effect until noon.

TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Baltimore City and Harford schools are closed today. Anne Arundel, Baltimore County and Howard schools are open except for those without power.

SANDY'S AFTERMATH

Maryland 'dodged a bullet' with powerful storm: Sandy's howling winds and torrential rains walloped Maryland, cutting electricity to more than 300,000 utility customers and disrupting life for millions. Authorities linked the storm to two deaths in the state and a leak of at least 20 million gallons of sewage into the Little Patuxent River in Howard County.

Ocean City officials assess damage after highest storm surge since 1985: Sandy's impact was evident across Ocean City on Tuesday as cleanup began, with some lingering floodwaters and sand, seaweed and pieces of wood littering the ground from which water already receded.

BGE works to restore power to thousands of residents: BGE made steady progress Tuesday, working to restore electricity to about 338,000 customers that lost power during the storm. As of 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, around 85,000 remained without power.

Northeast back to business after Sandy's hard hit: Millions of people across the Northeast stricken by massive storm Sandy will attempt to resume normal lives on Wednesday, despite grim projections of power and mass transit outages lasting several more days.

Read more of the Sun's coverage of Superstorm Sandy.

SPORTS

ORIOLES: Shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters were named American League Gold Glove winners at their positions Tuesday night.

RAVENS: We won't know the quality of this rookie class until a couple of years down the road, but we can look at what to expect from the Ravens' rookies down the stretch as the team makes a push for the playoffs.

Read more sports coverage.

TRENDING

Halloween should go off without a hitch: Officials in the Baltimore region encouraged trick-or-treating, while parents said they were excited that their children would be able to break their cabin fever. Check out our Halloween guide for more.

Vote for Baltimore's best bar and restaurant, and you could win a $50 gift card to the winning spots.

Read more arts and entertainment coverage.

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