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Winter storm winds down

warnings still in effect

January 27, 2009

Tri-State area residents this morning were dealing with another blast of winter weather that closed schools and left roads slick.

A winter storm warning remains in effect throughout the area until 6 p.m., the National Weather Service said at 11:52 a.m.

The snow emergency plan was still in effect as of 2:50 p.m. in Washington and Frederick counties, according to Maryland State Police.

As of 11 a.m. today, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer reported that the storm had produced 2.1 inches of snow and ice.

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Nearly all schools were closed Tuesday and again today in Washington County, the three West Virginia Eastern Panhandle counties, and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.

Police in the region reported few accidents as a result of the weather.

The weather forecast calls for more rain and freezing rain to move into from the west this afternoon. Temparatures are expected to inch above the freezing mark, with highs around 35 degrees.

AccuWeather predicts mostly cloudy skies tonight, with lows in the 20s. Thursday is expected to be partly sunny with highs around 36 degrees.

o For updated weather forecasts, road conditions and school closures or delays, go to The Herald-Mail Accuweather

Dave McMillion

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