ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As super storm Sandy made its way across Maryland late Monday night, state officials warned that the worst of the damage was yet to come.
“We’re America’s weather in miniature today,” Gov. Martin O’Malley said at a news conference. “We’ve got the blizzard on one side. We’ve got the waves on the Atlantic, we’ve got the tidals and the flooding.”
After making landfall near southern New Jersey with hurricane-force winds, Sandy was parked over Maryland, whipping the state with wind, rain and snow.
Blizzard conditions in the West caused a traffic jam on a major interstate, floodwater inundated Baltimore, and the Annapolis area took a pounding from unrelenting rain and gale-force winds. More than 180,000 customers were without power.