Md. governor calls for 'common sense' as snowstorm pelts state with as much as 11 inches



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A worker uses an ATV to clear snow-covered drives and walkways outside Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md.,as snow falls Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Dylan Slagle) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT


Worth Kerr uses a snowblower to clear sidewalks in front of the Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County on Center Street in Westminster, Md., as heavy snow falls Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Dave Munch) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT


McDaniel College junior Nick Mollica, right, carries sophomore Mollie Murphy after she took a spill in the snow while playing a game of ultimate frisbee at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., Thursday, March 5, 2015. Sophomore Jesse Guttman, left, looks on. (AP Photo/The Carroll County Times, Dylan Slagle)


Traffic navigates the intersection of Main Street and and Md. 27 as snow falls, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Westminster, Md. (AP Photo/The Carroll County Times, Dave Munch)


William Wilker digs out his car along Lincoln Road after snow fell, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Westminster, Md. (AP Photo/The Carroll County Times, Dave Munch)


Madison Carter shovels the sidewalk along East Main Street in front of her home as snow falls, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Westminster, Md. (AP Photo/The Carroll County Times, Dave Munch)


Andrew Day, right,and Marlene Trakney walk along East Main Street as snow falls, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Westminster, Md. (AP Photo/The Carroll County Times, Dave Munch)


Snow clings to Worth Kerr's facial hair as he uses a snow blower to clear sidewalks in front of the Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County on Center Street in Westminster, Md., as heavy snow falls Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Dave Munch) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT


Bobby Spielman uses a snowblower to clear the sidewalk in front of the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library as snow falls, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Westminster, Md. (AP Photo/The Carroll County Times, Dave Munch)


Ryan Cooke clears snows at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., Thursday, March 5, 2015, during a snowstorm. The U.S. federal government said its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region. The Office of Personnel Management said non-emergency personnel in and around Washington were granted excused absences for the day. Emergency employees and telework-ready employees were expected to work. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


A jogger is visible in reflection as he makes his way out of the downstairs section of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2015, during a snow storm in the Washington area. The U.S. federal government said its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region. The Office of Personnel Management said non-emergency personnel in and around Washington were granted excused absences for the day. Emergency employees and telework-ready employees were expected to work. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


WASHINGTON — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says residents should use common sense and stay safe as a late-winter storm finishes pounding the state with some of the heaviest snow of the season.

The National Weather Service says snow accumulation by Thursday evening includes 12½ inches in Carroll County, northwest of Baltimore. Areas of Baltimore city got more than 8 inches.

Snowfall elsewhere in the state ranges from 1.3 inches in St. Mary's County to about 11 inches in Frederick and Washington counties.

State police report numerous accidents, including an overturned truck carrying 93 head of cattle on Interstate 81 near Hagerstown.

The federal government, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia closed offices and most schools in the region are closed.

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