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Winter storm drops 5 inches of snow, closing schools and disrupting travel, but warmer weather is ahead

Winter storm drops 5 inches of snow, closing schools and disrupting travel, but warmer weather is ahead

A winter storm moving across the eastern half of the country dropped 5 inches of snow across Maryland on Wednesday, closing schools and disrupting travel in the middle of the work week. But warmer weather is in the forecast.

A clash between cold, dry air from the north and Gulf of Mexico moisture from the south produced 5 ½ inches of snow around Westminster and Columbia, and more than 4 inches from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Parkton and Fallston.

The storm was expected to add a glaze of ice Wednesday night along the Interstate 95 corridor, and anywhere from a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch of ice to the north and west of...

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