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Wintry forecast causes pre-emptive cancellations

February 23, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART

Periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain amounting to as much as an inch were expected through Friday night and early today, according to AccuWeather forecasts.

Despite getting less precipitation than predicted, many agencies and schools were closed Friday and some weekend activities were postponed or canceled because of the weather conditions.

Snow emergency plans for Washington and Frederick counties were lifted at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Maryland State Police announced.

Most public and private schools as well as colleges in the Tri-State area were closed Friday.

By midday Friday, conditions on designated snow emergency routes had greatly improved and most major routes were clear but wet, police said.

The following is a list of cancellations and rescheduled events:

· The Washington County Public High School artist reception for the exhibit, Momentum: Emerging Artists Moving Forward in Visual Arts, has been rescheduled for Friday, March 7.

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It will be in the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown Library from 6 to 8 p.m.

· The Trenessa Karen book signing at the Memorial Recreation Center in Hagerstown, scheduled for Sunday, will be rescheduled.

· Brain Games XI, originally scheduled for Sunday at the Shepherd University Student Center, will be Sunday, March 2. Registration begins at noon, with competition from 1 to 5 p.m.

· All events at Hagerstown Speedway this weekend have been canceled.

· A spaghetti fundraiser at Boonsboro's First Hose Co. scheduled for Sunday will be rescheduled.

· The G.R.E., Part 1 concert planned for today at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown has been canceled.

For information on road conditions in Maryland, call 800-327-3125 or visit www.marylandroads.com.

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