- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan is ending a state of emergency after what he calls “the most significant and widespread storm” Maryland has ever experienced.

Hogan announced in a news release Friday that he was ending the state of emergency declared ahead of last weekend’s blizzard. The declaration went into effect Jan. 22 as the storm moved into the state, bringing 2 to 3 feet of snow to some areas.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ranks the snowstorm as the fourth most powerful to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years.

Officials are seeking federal disaster aid, saying they expect tens of millions of dollars in snow removal costs, damage to public property and emergency measures to protect lives and property.

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