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BREAKINGNEWS
December 27, 2012
A snow emergency declared Wednesday in the borough of Waynesboro was lifted at 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release. The emergency was declared at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Vehicles parked along certain sections of Main Street and South Potomac Street had to be moved off the streets by 5 p.m. that day. Vehicles not moved were subject to a citation and possible towing, the release said. The cost of towing will be the responsibility of the owner, the release said.
BREAKINGNEWS
March 18, 2013
Maryland State Police announced that the snow emergency plans that went into effect at 5:30 p.m. Monday for Washington and Frederick counties were lifted by 8:30 p.m. When a snow emergency plan is in effect, all vehicles traveling on designated state snow emergency routes must be equipped with chains, snow tires or all-season radial tires. Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes are subject to being impounded.
NEWS
December 21, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The mayor of Frederick says a snow emergency in the city will be lifted at 9 a.m. Monday. City government will be open, but a liberal leave policy will be in effect for nonessential city employees. Mayor Randy McClement says keeping the snow emergency in effect would allow crews to work overnight to clear Frederick's snow emergency routes from curb to curb.
NEWS
March 2, 2009
o The snow emergency plan for Washington County was lifted at 9 a.m. Monday, Maryland State Police announced. o FREDERICK, Md. -- Maryland State Police at Frederick Barrack "B" announced that the snow emergency plan was lifted at noon. Schools delayed Public and private schools in Washington County opened two hours late Monday due to weather. Parent-teacher conferences off Frederick County Public Schools made the following announcements: o Parent-teacher conferences scheduled for Monday evening are canceled and will not be rescheduled.
NEWS
December 21, 2009
Emergency services around the region reported that roadways were mostly passable Monday morning. Some minor accidents were reported in Washington County and in Berkeley County, W.Va., emergency services dispatchers said. In Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania, major roads were clear and passable, dispatchers said. Waynesboro, Pa., lifted its snow emergency at 9 a.m. Monday. The snow emergency plan in Frederick County, Md., was lifted at 10 a.m. Monday, Maryland State Police said.
NEWS
by STACEY DANZUSO | February 17, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Municipalities across the Tri-State region issued snow emergency proclamations warning motorists of dangerous road conditions and advising residents to keep their cars out of the paths of snow plows. "The point is to try and keep people off the road so snow plows can negotiate and don't have stalled vehicles in the road blocking their path," Washington Township Supervisor Paul Benchoff said. He issued the snow emergency proclamation at 11 a.m. It recommends residents limit their travel to only essential or emergency trips through noon today.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | December 20, 2005
Parking restrictions cause confusion BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The snow emergency ordinance that went into effect on Dec. 5 needs clarification, said Garnet Marsh, town recorder, at the Bath Town Council meeting on Monday. The parking restriction is in effect "only until the snow is plowed," said Marsh. If a snow emergency exists, which is an accumulation of 4 inches or more of snow, parking restrictions will go into effect so the snow can be removed by the town.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 11, 2011
A storm dumped 3 inches of snow on Hagerstown Tuesday night, leaving dangerous road conditions, authorities said. By about 9 p.m. Tuesday, main roads in Washington County were covered, and back roads were worse, said Cpl. J.W. Stonebraker of the Maryland State Police. "It's pretty treacherous," Stonebraker said. There were numerous car accidents but none of them was serious, Stonebraker said. According to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer's website at i4weather.
NEWS
January 17, 2008
Snow began falling in Hagerstown by midmorning today, the beginning of a winter storm that could produce up to six inches of snow in the Tri-State area. Maryland State Police at Hagerstown said the snow emergency plan went into effect in Washington County at 12:30 p.m. today. When the snow emergency plan is in effect, vehicles traveling on snow emergency routes must be equipped with snow tires or chains, and parking along the routes is limited. State police asked that residents not call the barracks for road and weather conditions in order to keep the lines open for emergency calls.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 17, 2010
A majority of the 97 traffic accidents that were reported Thursday in Washington County were caused by a storm that quickly dropped more than an inch of snow, emergency officials said Friday. Maryland State Police 1st Sgt. K.W. Lewis said troopers from the Hagerstown barrack handled 30 accidents, while Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said his department responded to 12 accidents, most of them fender benders. "None of our accidents had life-threatening injuries," Lewis said.
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BREAKINGNEWS
March 18, 2013
Maryland State Police announced that the snow emergency plans that went into effect at 5:30 p.m. Monday for Washington and Frederick counties were lifted by 8:30 p.m. When a snow emergency plan is in effect, all vehicles traveling on designated state snow emergency routes must be equipped with chains, snow tires or all-season radial tires. Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes are subject to being impounded.
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NEWS
February 19, 2013
The snow emergency plan for Frederick County was lifted at noon Tuesday, Maryland State Police announced in an emailed news release. The plan had gone into effect at 10:30 a.m. after a wintry mix of preciptiation made roads hazardous. "Motorists are encouraged to use caution if the temperatures fall below freezing again and also be aware of the fact that the roadways remain wet," police said a the release.
BREAKINGNEWS
December 27, 2012
A snow emergency declared Wednesday in the borough of Waynesboro was lifted at 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release. The emergency was declared at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Vehicles parked along certain sections of Main Street and South Potomac Street had to be moved off the streets by 5 p.m. that day. Vehicles not moved were subject to a citation and possible towing, the release said. The cost of towing will be the responsibility of the owner, the release said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 27, 2012
As of 6:46 p.m., the Washington County 911 center had handled a little more than 180 calls throughout the day and evening for crashes and disabled vehicles, a 911 supervisor said. The snow and ice that fell throughout the day turned Interstate 68 into a parking lot Wednesday afternoon when authorities had to close the road. The supervisor said I-68 westbound from Hancock to the Allegany County line was closed starting from about 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. because there were so many disabled tractor-trailers and vehicles on the interstate, which made it difficult for snow plows to work on the road, the supervisor said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 21, 2012
Winter storm warnings for Washington County and the surrounding area were lifted Saturday morning after a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain coated the region, the National Weather Service said. The warning for Washington County, Md., and Morgan, Berkeley and Jeffrerson counties in West Virginia, was canceled at 10:25 a.m. the weather service said. A subsequent winter weather advisory was lifted by 12:30 p.m. A winter storm warning for Fulton County, Pa., and a winter weather advisory for Franklin County, Pa., were lifted at 10 a.m., according to the weather service.
BREAKINGNEWS
October 29, 2011
The Snow Emergency Plan for Washington County was placed into effect at 12:30 p.m. Saturday because of hazardous driving conditions caused by snow- or ice-covered roads and will be lifted at 6:30 p.m., Maryland State Police said. When the plan is in effect, all vehicles traveling on designated state Snow Emergency Routes must be equipped with chains, snow tires, or all season radial tires. Vehicles parked on Snow Emergency Routes are subject to being impounded. The snow emergency plan for Frederick County was put into effect at 11 a.m. "Please do not call the State Police or any other police agency for road or weather conditions," police wrote in a press release.
NEWS
October 28, 2011
The snow emergency plan will be in effect in the Borough of Waynesboro beginning at 6 p.m. Vehicles parked along Main Street between Clayton and Fairview avenues and along South Potomac Street between West Main and Second streets must be removed by 8 p.m. Vehicles not removed will be subject to citation and may be removed by a towing service. The cost of removal of the vehicle will be the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle, in accordance with the state's vehicle code.
BREAKINGNEWS
From staff reports | January 18, 2011
Drivers around the Tri-State area were using caution Tuesday morning after a mix of snow and freezing rain fell on the region overnight. Authorities across the region said Tuesday that no serious traffic accidents had been reported as of 8:30 a.m. Only minor fender-benders were reported in Washington County, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. State Police in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia said no accidents had been dispatched. The snow emergency plan in Washington County was lifted at 9:15 a.m., Maryland State Police announced.
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