By JULIE E. GREENE
Local peach and cherry orchards might have suffered significant losses from the overnight frost, but there still could be enough for a good crop, agriculture officials said this morning.
Even if only 10 percent of the peach crop survived the winter-like cold, that's still enough for a good crop, said Don Schwartz, Washington County's agriculture extension agent.
Farmers normally thin peach crops. Mother Nature may have beaten them to it, he said.
"We will see some damage on peaches, but we don't know how much yet," Schwartz said.
Overnight temperatures dipped below freezing to 18 degrees in Smithsburg and 21 degrees in Williamsport, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dewey Walston.