- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland officials have reopened a long stretch of interstates that had been closed overnight to allow emergency workers to clear the snow.

Maryland Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ed McDonough said the 34.7-mile length of I-270 and I-70 from I-81 in Washington County to the Baltimore Beltway was reopened as of 7 a.m. Sunday. Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the roadways closed after several accidents involving tractor-trailers and other vehicles.

Baltimore officials also have lifted an emergency travel ban for the snow-smothered city, but some restrictions remain in place.

The National Weather Service said on its Weather Prediction Center website early Sunday that more than a foot of snow had fallen in Baltimore - 16 inches to be exact.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that the name of the state department is Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

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