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October 29, 2011
The Snow Emergency Plan for Frederick County was put into effect at 11 a.m., Maryland State Police said. While the Snow Emergency Plan is in effect, Maryland law requires that motorists use vehicles equipped with snow tires, as designated by the manufacturer, or equipped with chains. In addition, no parking is allowed on any highway designated as a snow emergency route. The following highways have been designated snow emergency routes in Frederick County: U.S. 15 U.S. 15 (Business)
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.
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From staff reports | December 18, 2009
o For updated weather forecasts, road conditions and school closures or delays, go to The Herald-Mail Accuweather o List of weather-related cancellations, postponements More than a foot of snow had fallen on Hagerstown by early Saturday afternoon as a major winter storm swept through the Tri-State area. By 5 p.m. Saturday, the snowfall total in Hagerstown had reached 14 inches, according to weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site . Snow began falling in the Hagerstown area right around 10 p.m. as forecast.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 21, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Sunday's first day of spring ushered out what is being characterized as a normal winter in the Hagerstown area. National Weather Service Meteorologist John LaCorte said the spring seasonal forecast includes a "pretty good chance" of above normal temperatures, though there was "no real signal about precipitation. " High temperatures reached 55 degrees Sunday and had dipped to 43 degrees by 9:35 p.m., according to weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site at i4weather.
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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.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | December 6, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY erinc@herald-mail.com Some small, scattered road crews were standing by with trucks and other equipment into the evening Monday, prepared to plow and spread salt over the 3 inches of snow that was expected to fall. But it never came. Light snow began to fall Monday afternoon and continued into the night, but it had not begun to accumulate by 9:30 p.m. Brian Lasorsa, a meteorologist with Accuweather, said the storm set to hit Washington County moved further south than expected.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | November 27, 2002
pepperb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County police and roads crews were preparing Tuesday for a light snow by making sure plows and snow equipment were ready to hit the streets. The county was under a winter weather advisory overnight, the National Weather Service said. The Weather Service forecast that from 1 to 3 inches of snow would fall in the area by this morning. "All of our equipment is ready," said Washington County Highway Department Director Ted Wolford.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2010
As if the slew of car crashes from Thursday's snowstorm was not enough, highway crews were dealing with their own problem Thursday night: how to free roads from an icy grip. The 1.2 inches of snow that fell in Hagerstown Thursday was packed onto roads by vehicles throughout the day, and with the temperature hovering around 17 degrees Thursday night, salt was doing little good, said Edwin Plank, director of the Washington County Highways Department. Such situations make road clearing dicey, Plank said.
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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.
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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.
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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 29, 2011
The Snow Emergency Plan for Frederick County was put into effect at 11 a.m., Maryland State Police said. While the Snow Emergency Plan is in effect, Maryland law requires that motorists use vehicles equipped with snow tires, as designated by the manufacturer, or equipped with chains. In addition, no parking is allowed on any highway designated as a snow emergency route. The following highways have been designated snow emergency routes in Frederick County: U.S. 15 U.S. 15 (Business)
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2010
As if the slew of car crashes from Thursday's snowstorm was not enough, highway crews were dealing with their own problem Thursday night: how to free roads from an icy grip. The 1.2 inches of snow that fell in Hagerstown Thursday was packed onto roads by vehicles throughout the day, and with the temperature hovering around 17 degrees Thursday night, salt was doing little good, said Edwin Plank, director of the Washington County Highways Department. Such situations make road clearing dicey, Plank said.
NEWS
From staff reports | December 18, 2009
o For updated weather forecasts, road conditions and school closures or delays, go to The Herald-Mail Accuweather o List of weather-related cancellations, postponements More than a foot of snow had fallen on Hagerstown by early Saturday afternoon as a major winter storm swept through the Tri-State area. By 5 p.m. Saturday, the snowfall total in Hagerstown had reached 14 inches, according to weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site . Snow began falling in the Hagerstown area right around 10 p.m. as forecast.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | December 6, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY erinc@herald-mail.com Some small, scattered road crews were standing by with trucks and other equipment into the evening Monday, prepared to plow and spread salt over the 3 inches of snow that was expected to fall. But it never came. Light snow began to fall Monday afternoon and continued into the night, but it had not begun to accumulate by 9:30 p.m. Brian Lasorsa, a meteorologist with Accuweather, said the storm set to hit Washington County moved further south than expected.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 21, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Sunday's first day of spring ushered out what is being characterized as a normal winter in the Hagerstown area. National Weather Service Meteorologist John LaCorte said the spring seasonal forecast includes a "pretty good chance" of above normal temperatures, though there was "no real signal about precipitation. " High temperatures reached 55 degrees Sunday and had dipped to 43 degrees by 9:35 p.m., according to weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site at i4weather.
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 PEPPER BALLARD | November 27, 2002
pepperb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County police and roads crews were preparing Tuesday for a light snow by making sure plows and snow equipment were ready to hit the streets. The county was under a winter weather advisory overnight, the National Weather Service said. The Weather Service forecast that from 1 to 3 inches of snow would fall in the area by this morning. "All of our equipment is ready," said Washington County Highway Department Director Ted Wolford.
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