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Snow shower contributes to Thursday night accidents

February 18, 2005|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

A brief snow shower Thursday night led to a series of traffic accidents across Washington County.

Maryland State Police reported a number of accidents along Interstate 70 and Interstate 81, though officers said they did not have time to talk about any of the incidents late Thursday.

A Washington County 911 Center dispatcher said there were several crashes on I-70 and at least one accident on Dual Highway. The dispatcher said dispatchers were "extremely busy" before disconnecting the telephone call.

About 0.2 of an inch of snow fell by 11:05 p.m., according to weather observer Greg Keefer's I4 Weather Web site. The site noted that the low temperature for the day, 26 degrees, came at 11:05 p.m.

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AccuWeather meteorologists predicted there would be little additional snowfall during the overnight hours into today and only a possibility of flurries to follow, according to its Web site. The site said the predicted high temperature for today would be 32 degrees.

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