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Storm may not mean much snow

December 21, 2000

Storm may not mean much snow



The snowstorm predicted to hit today is not expected to produce much precipitation, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va.

Forecasters said about an inch of snow will fall on Hagerstown before tapering off this evening.

The weather will remain cold with temperatures reaching only the 20s, forecasters said.

Friday is expected to be blustery and cold with some flurries. Temperatures should be in the low 20s or teens.

Seven inches of snow fell on Sharpsburg Tuesday, the most in Washington County, according to the National Weather Service.

Five inches fell in Hagerstown, 4.5 inches in Williamsport and 2.8 inches in Funkstown, according to reports to the National Weather Service.

The snowfall led to numerous minor accidents in Hagerstown and the rest of the county, according to Maryland State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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A State Police dispatcher in Hagerstown said there were a few accidents on local roads Wednesday morning, but none were major.

Ted Wolford, director of the Washington County Highway Department, said the roads were in "pretty good shape."

Highway crews were pushing drifts back as far as they could in anticipation of more snow coming today and Friday.

Washington County and Frederick County, Md., both lifted snow emergency plans Wednesday morning.

All state, U.S. and interstate highways are open, according to State Police. Some of the ramps and access roads still may be icy, though, and many county roads are covered with snow or ice, police said.

Washington County schools, which closed two hours early on Tuesday, remained closed Wednesday.

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