A few of Washington County's Highway Department workers were standing by earlier this week waiting to plow snow that never fell.
On Thursday night, 64 department employees were prepared to work 12-hour shifts to clear snow that Director Ted Wolford believed was a "sure thing."
As much as 6 inches of snow was expected to fall Thursday night into this morning.
"We have (road crews) in and ready to go once it starts snowing," Wolford said Thursday about 8 p.m.
Snow began falling in Hagerstown about 10 p.m., and the county's snow emergency plan went into effect at 10:30 p.m. Accuweather meteorologist Chuck Caracozza expected 3 to 6 inches of light, fluffy snow to have blanketed the area by about 7 a.m. today.