Catonsville residents still waiting for storm

Though grass was covered with snow, Catonsville roads were nothing but wet during Wednesday's morning commute.

Area residents enjoyed a day off from school and work as a result of the winter storm, which, according to The Weather Channel, could produce up to 12 inches of accumulating snow before Thursday.

While the northern and western portions of the state did experience some accumulations, the storm has been less than impressive in the southwestern portion of Baltimore County.

Catonsville resident and Sally Griffin said nothing has really happened in Catonsville so far today.

"There's nothing going on here," said Griffin, manager of the Catonsville Coldwell Banker on Frederick Road

"We're all just working away here waiting for it to happen," she said. "Where is it?"

She said local businesses appear to be opening and operating normally and maybe the day off with minimally bad weather will bring business to the area.

"Everyone's off. They can drive. Let's see if they leave their house," said Griffin, who is also president of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce.

Lt. Norman Simpkins Jr. of the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department said he was not aware of any reports of damage or power outages.

"This side of the county is pretty quiet," said Simpkins, who was managing the department this week while Capt. Doug Simpkins was visiting the Orioles spring training in Sarasota, Fla.

An employee at the Giant food store on Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville said the rush of shoppers the past two days has died down and the store was fully stocked and ready to ride out the storm.

"Same stuff every time there's a snow scare. Everybody tries to run in and buy as much as they can," said the employee, who did not want to be identified.

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