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General Motors’ vehicle sales in the northeast area of the U.S. will be affected by Hurricane Sandy, the automaker said.

The company also said its Maryland transmission plant was closed on Tuesday because of the superstorm. GM did not offer further details on how badly sales would be impacted, but said it is still analyzing the storm’s impact on its dealer network in the affected areas.

The Detroit-based automaker said its supply base is not seeing significant delays, but its plant in Baltimore canceled production on Tuesday. However, the facility is scheduled to resume manufacturing on Wednesday.

Ford Motor Company said its manufacturing hasn’t been hurt by Hurricane Sandy and its plants are working normally, including the stamping plant in Buffalo, New York. A company spokesman said the automaker doesn’t anticipate any issues, but continues to observe the impact of severe weather on its suppliers.

Another Ford spokesman said sales may be affected by the storm and that it is premature for the company to assess the impact of severe weather on its activity in the affected areas.