'Heavy' snow could bring power outages
The head of Maryland's emergency operations said forecasters expected the snow that will fall on Maryland today and tomorrow to be particularly wet and heavy, raising concerns about widespread power outages.
Richard Muth, director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, said the heaviness of the snow -- which is predicted to reach 20-30 inches in Central Maryland -- could also lead to roof collapses in vulnerable structures.
Muth said the amount of snow expected is the equivalent of 3 inches of water, which he called "a lot of weight on a structure."
He spoke at a news conference with Gov. Martin O'Malley and other state officials at the state highway operations center in Hanover, near BWI Marshal Airport.