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Mild temperatures expected Tuesday after Monday's sleet, freezing rain

January 28, 2013|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • Patty Morris scoops slush Monday in front of her Country Crossroads Deli on Hollow Road near Hancock. Overnight weather iced the area and closed schools in Hancock.
By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer

Hagerstown area residents can look forward to a high temperature of 52 degrees Tuesday after the latest dose of winter weather on Monday that spread a mix of sleet, freezing rain and rain across the area.

The mercury is expected to reach 57 degrees Wednesday and there is a chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the HMTV 6 forecast.

The wintry mix that spread across the area Monday sent out road crews and promoted school systems across the Tri-State area to either delay classes or close school.

Schools in Hancock were closed Monday. All other schools in the Washington County Public Schools system operated on a two-hour delay.

Chambersburg and Greencastle schools in Pennsylvania were closed Monday. Waynesboro Area Public Schools were also closed.

Schools were closed in Jefferson County and Morgan County in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Berkeley County schools opened two hours late.

According to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer’s website at i4weather.net, 0.23 inches of precipitation fell in Hagerstown on Monday.

Washington County Highway Department Director Ed Plank said that all plow trucks were sent out around 3 a.m. Monday to treat the roads by laying down salt but that road conditions were not too bad.

There were no major traffic problems as a result of the weather, a Washington County 911 supervisor said Monday night.

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