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Mid-Atlantic prepares for snowstorm

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The mid-Atlantic region is preparing for a storm that forecasters say could bring more snow than some areas have seen all winter.

Winter storm warnings go into effect Wednesday night in most of the region. The National Weather Service warns that snow may be heavy overnight and may mix with sleet in some places Thursday.

Forecasters say Washington could see a total of 4 to 8 inches, Baltimore could get 6 to 10 inches and northern Delaware could get up 8 to 10 inches. To the west, Maryland's Frederick and Washington counties could see 10 to 14 inches.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm. Emergency officials throughout the region are warning that heavy and wet snow could bring down trees and power lines.

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