Slippery roads, canceled classes follow snowstorm
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer
photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer
A repeat of Tuesday's winter storm, which canceled area classes and made roads slick, is expected to hit the area Thursday evening and continue into Friday, forecasters with National Weather Service said.
"It doesn't look as potent as this one but things can change in a couple of days," forecaster John Margraf said Tuesday. He wouldn't predict how much snow would accumulate Thursday.
Margraf said the high temperatures today through Friday were expected to be in the 30s.
Tuesday's storm dumped more than four inches of snow on the Tri-State area, which made traveling difficult and accidents common.
Maryland State Police in Hagerstown and Washington County Sheriff's deputies said numerous minor accidents were reported throughout their coverage areas.
The snow started falling lightly around 6 a.m. and gradually became heavier. By 3:30 p.m., 2.4 inches of snow had fallen and the amount increased to 3.1 inches at 4:30 p.m., according to Hagerstown Weather Observer Greg Keefer's Web Site.