From the Vault: The Blizzard of 1996

From the Vault: The Blizzard of 1996

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Excerpt from an article published on January 8, 1996

One of the biggest winter storms of the century slammed into Maryland yesterday, paralyzing the state with a blinding mix of fast-falling snow and ferocious winds that could turn this morning’s commute into a slow, agonizing crawl.

If there’s a commute at all.

Motorists were expected to face nearly 2 feet of powdery snow. Forecasters say the snow, driven by winds with gusts topping 30 mph, will make it tough — if not impossible — for plows to keep major highways clear before the first commuters venture out around dawn.

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