Governor calls for 'common sense' as snowstorm pelts Md.

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

The National Weather Service says snow accumulation by early afternoon Thursday included 9 1/2 inches in Carroll County about 30 miles northwest of Baltimore. Baltimore city got 4 1/2.

Snowfall elsewhere in the state ranged from a trace in St. Mary's County to about 9 inches in Washington County.

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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