55-car pileup in Baltimore leaves two dead and several others injured

A 55-vehicle crash on a icy stretch of I-95 in Baltimore left at least two people dead and motorists stranded for hours about 5 a.m. Saturday, according to Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Roman Clark.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh shared her condolences to those affected by the I-95 pileup.

"Today's icy road conditions remind us all that it is imperative to exercise extreme caution due to severe weather," Pugh said. "I want to thank the emergency crews for their expedient response."

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan strongly urged people to "use common sense and put their safety first by heeding all travel warnings from state and local authorities."

"The First Lady and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the families and loved ones of the individuals who lost their lives early this morning as a result of fatal accidents.

"Our state's entire emergency management, transportation, and law enforcement resources are fully engaged in managing this situation and are working closely with local jurisdictions to provide needed support.

"I offer my sincerest gratitude to the state and local first responders who are working diligently at the scene of these incidents and who will continue to do so until the roadways are clear," Hogan said.

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