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Winter storm warning issued for parts of Maryland after reports of accidents, downed trees

A number of roads impassable at this hour in Maryland. Downed powerlines and trees and blown transformer. This tree just fell across Clarksburg Road. Crews just now arriving. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (John Gonzalez/ABC7)

After getting dumped with a modest inch of snow yesterday, in Frederick County on Tuesday, the problem really hasn’t been the snow but the freezing rain and sleet.

“Really nasty morning... Icy on the off ramps,” says Bill Matthews, a commuter.

Counties northwest of DC have dealt with another messy and nasty morning, which is why most school districts are either on a delay or cancelled Tuesday.

“Your tires giving you some problems? Yes... slide all over the place,” says Dan Montgomery, a commuter.

Maryland State Police have been busy in the past 24 hours with more than 200 car accidents reported including cars traveling off the road on I-70. During the height of this snow emergency dispatchers answered over a thousand calls for service.

“Winter ain’t over yet... No telling what we’ll get,” says Max Bare, a plow truck driver.

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