By Rebecca Blatt
Crews across the region sprayed brine on heavily traveled roads today to help prevent snow and ice from sticking.
Governor Tim Kaine has declared a state of emergency in Virginia as the storm approaches. That allows the Virginia National Guard and state agencies to help local governments respond to the storm. Kaine says snow and high winds could cause power outages and other serious problems.
Meanwhile, the University of Maryland at College Park has canceled Saturday's final exams and campus-wide commencement ceremony. The University System says arrangements for makeup exams are up to faculty members.
Individual college graduation ceremonies at the College Park campus are still scheduled for Sunday.