WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Saturday's weather was enough to keep most Washington County residents at home, but for some, including fire and rescue personnel and hospital staff, lives depended on their ability to trek through the snow.
At Washington County Hospital, volunteer drivers proved critical to the hospital's ability to get its staff to work Saturday, administrative nursing director Jody Bishop said. Volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles were picking up staff who could not make it to work on their own, she said. They weren't able to get to the staff who live the farthest away, such as those in Frederick, Md., and Chambersburg, Pa., but most of the others were able to get to work, Bishop said.
"So far, we've been very fortunate," Bishop said.
In addition, many of the hospital's staff members stayed overnight Friday night, Bishop said.
She said she hoped the roads would be plowed enough by this morning that more of the staff could get to work on their own.