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Md. officials urge commuters to leave early to beat snow

WASHINGTON — The Maryland State Highway Administration is issuing a travel advisory, urging commuters to leave early and avoid a snowy rush hour.

Transportation officials say there could be major delays Wednesday if motorists do not adjust their schedules during the afternoon commute.

Forecasters say a cold front will be moving through the Baltimore-Washington region Wednesday. Meteorologists are calling for possibly 1 to 2 inches of snow between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. There could be areas of low visibility and high winds. Temperatures may fall quickly.

The National Weather Service says the combination of snow and falling temperatures could cause slick roads. That could make for dangerous driving conditions.

Maryland transportation officials say it’s bad timing for a snowstorm. They say commuters should leave work early to beat the storm.

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