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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.
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NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 7, 2011
— A winter storm that began Sunday dropped about 1.53 inches of rain in the Hagerstown area, topped by 2 inches of snow and ice that fell overnight. The storm left about 1,400 Washington County residents without electricity early Monday, according to Potomac Edison’s website. Power to most of those customers was restored by 9 a.m., according to information on the website. In Hagerstown, hundreds of customers lost power when a vehicle slid into a utility pole at about 4:45 a.m. Monday and knocked out electricity for several hours, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 22, 2011
A winter storm that began Monday night and dropped more than 4 inches of snow in the region did not cause major traffic problems, law enforcement officials said. Maryland State Police Sgt. S. Cain said troopers didn't handle a lot of accident calls during the storm. "We didn't have anything real serious," Cain said. "We just had a lot of abandoned cars and vehicles in ditches. " The Snow Emergency Plan in Washington County was lifted at 9 a.m. Tuesday for interstates 70 and 81 only, and at 1:30 p.m. for the rest of the county, state police said.
SPORTS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | February 12, 2011
Track and field meets are fantastic tools for finding out who’s the fastest and who’s the strongest. At Saturday’s Maryland Class 2A West Championships at Hagerstown Community College, North Hagerstown’s Anthony Winter was both, winning the boys 55-meter dash (6.49 seconds) and the shot put (50 feet, 0 3/4 inches) for the Hubs’ only two victories. “It just felt like everything was right since I entered the gym,” said Winter. “That’s my best time in the 55 and my best throw in the shot by three feet.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 2, 2011
Roofs collapsed in Connecticut, part of an airport hangar caved in near Boston, and people climbed onto roofs in Massachusetts to shovel about a foot of heavy snow off structures to prevent further damage from a winter storm this week that was one for the ages. In the Philadelphia region, icy conditions knocked out power to more than 260,000 customers, and in Chicago, hundreds of people were trapped in cars on Lake Shore Drive for as long as 12 hours during one of the worst winter storms in the city's history that left snow piled up to windshields.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | January 29, 2011
The smaller winter storms that blanketed Washington County recently might be more tolerable than last winter's blizzards, but they are threatening local snow-removal budgets. Based on midwinter assessments, some governmental jurisdictions are likely to exceed fiscal year 2011 budgeted expenses for materials needed to keep streets passable. "Small storm or big storm, you have to treat the roads," said Eric Deike, Hagerstown's manager of public works. Many jurisdictions exceeded or doubled budgeted expenses for snow removal last winter.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 25, 2011
The forecast for Wednesday might be 4 to 8 inches of snow in the Hagerstown area, but Edwin Plank said weather officials haven't been too accurate lately. Plank, director of the Washington County Highways Department, pointed to last Thursday when forecasters said 3 inches of snow could fall on the area. It didn't happen. "Maybe it will do that again, and we'll be lucky," Plank said Tuesday afternoon. National Weather Service meteorologist Heather Sheffield said some of the recent storms have been tough to predict.
SPORTS
By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com | December 11, 2010
It took some time for North Hagerstown’s Anthony Winter to find his way as a running back. Once he did — midway through his junior season in 2009 — coach Dan Cunningham could only wonder what could’ve been. “If I was smart, I would have put him at running back as a sophomore,” Cunningham said. “We didn’t know he was a running back. He’d always played quarterback or receiver. But we could tell he was a special kid.” In the end, the result was the same.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 20, 2009
TRI-STATE -- Residents in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and southcentral Pennsylvania dug themselves out of more than a foot of snow Sunday. And winter doesn't even officially start until today. Adults were seen shoveling sidewalks and clearing vehicles throughout the day, as children grabbed sleds and snowboards. A record-setting snowstorm that started Friday night wrapped up by 10:30 p.m. Saturday, leaving vast swaths of snow behind. Reports from area weather watchers placed accumulations anywhere from 7.5 inches in Greene Township, Pa., to 20 inches in Martinsburg, W.Va.
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