By BRENDAN KIRBY
The temperature reached 55 degrees Thursday and weather forecasters were predicting Washington County's spring-like weather will continue into the weekend with highs expected in the low to mid-60s today.
The weather has been so balmy that it's hard to remember that county residents were bracing for one of the worst storms of the century nearly a year ago. But Hagerstown City Police Sgt. Gary Spielman remembers well - he was stuck in the snow after working until midnight last Jan. 7.
"The first time I ever got stuck in my four-wheel-drive vehicle was in that storm," Spielman said Thursday.
Spielman said he got a hand from a neighbor, who plowed a path through his development at about 1 a.m.
"I went to bed and figured I had it made," he said. "When I woke up the next morning, I was sadly mistaken. The snow had drifted back and it was like he had never been there."