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From staff reports | December 16, 2008
TRI-STATE -- A winter storm warning and winter weather advisories issued around the Tri-State area were lifted at 11 a.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. Some area schools were closed and others opened late today as the result of a winter storm system that moved into the Tri-State area early Tuesday. Southern Fulton (Pa.) public schools and Martinsburg (W.Va.) Christian Academy were closed. Other public and private schools in Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania and Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia opened two hours late.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | February 18, 2012
Snow is expected Sunday in Western Maryland and West Virginia, but the heaviest accumulations should miss the Hagerstown area, the National Weather Service said Saturday. As of 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the weather service was forecasting only a 40 percent chance of snow for Hagerstown on Sunday. The snow was expected to begin falling after 1 p.m., with accumulations of less than a half inch, according to the NWS. The high temperature Sunday was expected to reach 37 degrees. There's a 30 percent chance of addtional snow Sunday night, with a low temperature around 26 degrees, according to the weather service.
March 18, 2013
The first day of spring might be Wednesday, but Old Man Winter is expected to have his way Monday. Snow is expected to start moving into the Hagerstown area Monday morning, and the city could see 1 to 2 inches of snow from the system, according to the National Weather Service, A winter weather advisory is in effect for Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland; Franklin County, Pa., and Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia...
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.
By DAVE McMILLION | | December 20, 2012
Washington County is expected to miss a winter storm this weekend that could drop up to six inches of snow in Garrett County and create blizzard conditions that could make driving dangerous, according to the National Weather Service and state highway officials. Although Hagerstown could see rain and snow showers after 10 a.m. Friday, the heaviest snowfall is expected to fall along a line on the western edge of Allegany County, said Andy Woodcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. The heavy snow will extend west from there and the Maryland State Highway Administration said there could be blowing and drifting snow in the hard hit areas.
March 5, 2013
Here is a list of tips from offered by FirstEnergy in a press release and Potomac Edison spokesman Todd Meyers to prepare for the winter storm and deal with potential power outages: Keep a flashlight and extra batteries on hand before the storm arrives so you do not have to go out into the storm and get them after the power goes out. Have extra blankets or sleeping bags to stay warm. Do not use gas stoves, kerosene heaters, or other heat sources that could cause carbon monoxide gas to build up. Be careful when using candles.
December 29, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Tri-State area residents hunkered down for a winter storm that was not expected to do its worst until late Monday and early today. Snow started falling in the Hagerstown area after 5 p.m., and 1.8 inches had fallen by 9:30 p.m. Washington County's snow emergency plan went into effect at 8:30 p.m., banning vehicles not equipped with chains or snow tires from snow emergency routes. Forecasts calling for up to a foot of snow sent people to grocery stores and hardware shops.
By JULIE E. GREENE and DAVE McMILLION | and | December 26, 2012
Hagerstown and the surrounding area woke up Tuesday to a white Christmas, much of which had melted by the evening as another storm was expected to bring a wintry mix, including ice, that would make travel treacherous Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. On Christmas Day, the National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch for the region to a winter storm advisory, as up to two-tenths of an inch of ice accumulation is expected in the Hagerstown area and along the Interstate 81 corridor through Wednesday night, meteorologist Jared Klein said.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | March 5, 2013
In preparation for a winter storm that was expected to move into the Tri-State area Tuesday evening, road crews were pre-treating the roads, plow trucks were positioned in key locations, and utility workers from three companies in Ohio were on the way to the area.  The Maryland State Highway Administration on Tuesday was pre-treating secondary roads in Washington County, including Maryland and U.S. numbered routes, with salt brine, according to...
By DAN DEARTH | | February 22, 2011
The winter storm that blanketed Hagerstown's roadways with more than 4 inches of snow Monday night and early Tuesday left some motorists wondering why more wasn't done to clear the streets before rush hour. On East Franklin Street in front of City Hall, several vehicles were spinning their wheels Tuesday morning as drivers tried to make it up a small hill that was covered with slush and packed snow. Joshua Babcock said he and his wife, Jessica, were downtown to pay bills. "The roads down here ... they're hardly plowed," Joshua Babcock said.
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