Menacing blizzard encroaches

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Tribune News Service

This weekend, Washington D.C. and Baltimore expect a deadly blizzard heading their way. As a result of extremely dangerous conditions within the city and the approaching snow storm, a recent blizzard warning was issued, cautioning everyone to not travel within either city at all.

According to CNN, Maryland State Police Sgt. Christopher Hohenstein said, “A private snowplow driving in snowy, treacherous conditions struck and killed a 52-year-old man in Beltsville, Maryland early Thursday morning.”

The hazardous climate has already affected numerous citizens and residents within the areas. Garth Brooks concerts scheduled for Fri., Jan. 22 and Sat., Jan. 23 have been postponed for a later date to ensure safety for the fans and personnel.

There have been dozens of other cancellations on the East Coast, including shows, classes, and church services.

According to CNN, meteorologist Taylor Ward said, “It’s not out of the question that some localized areas receive over two feet of fresh snow.”

One thing that cities sitting in the path of the storm can expect are strong, heavy winds combined with accumulating snow or ice that could knock out power for many residents. Additionally, there will be subfreezing temperatures in the areas.

According to CNN, the National Weather Service said, “Heavy snow and blowing snow will cause dangerous conditions and will be a threat to life and property. Travel is expected to be severely limited if not impossible during the height of the storm Friday night and Saturday.”