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1.8 Inches of Snow in White Marsh, County Salting Roads

An afternoon snowfall left slick roads in Baltimore County and surrounding areas.

Public works crews were at it again in Baltimore County Sunday night and Monday morning, clearing roads from the afternoon snowfall.

All roads in the region were snow-covered as of 5:38 p.m., Baltimore County reported. By 9:45 p.m., officials said that 75 percent of the roads had been salted and all would be completed overnight. Just before 6 a.m. Monday, the county reported that all roads were treated and "motorists should proceed with caution."

The snowfall around Baltimore County ranged from .8 inch to 1.8 inches as of Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service, which provided the following unofficial counts:
  • White Marsh—1.8 inches
  • Glyndon—1.2 inches
  • Woodlawn—1 inch
  • Dundalk—1 inch
  • Middle River—0.8 inch
  • Oella—0.8 inch
  • Kingsville—0.8 inch
The State Highway Administration encouraged motorists to brush up on their winter driving skills, offering a tip sheet that started with "don't drive if you don't have to" during a snowstorm.

Sunday's precipitation came on the heels of an ice storm this week that caused more than 40,000 BGE customers in Baltimore County to lose power.

Approximately 30 customers were without power in Baltimore County Sunday night and more than 500 in Carroll County still had outages as of 7:30 p.m., according to BGE, which reported the two were among the "hardest hit" in its service area this week.

According to The Baltimore Sun, outages on Sunday were not related to the ice storm. BGE told the newspaper that Wednesday's ice and Thursday's winds caused 182,000 outages, all of which were repaired by Sunday morning.
Elizabeth Dc February 09, 2014 at 08:45 PM
Salting AFTER the storm is brilliant...maybe salting BEFORE the storm would have been genius! Unnessary accidents occurred in my opinion.

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