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St. Paddy's storm brings snow to Baltimore County

With just a few days until the first official day of Spring, a winter storm brought another sweeping of snow to the Mid-Atlantic region.

The second snowstorm in March descended upon Baltimore County Sunday evening, and continued to fall into Monday morning, which closed schools and made driving conditions difficult for morning commuters.

Schools will open two hours late on Tuesday.

"The bulk of the snow is over for today," National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Bettwy said Monday morning.

While the chances of another winter storm decrease as winter draws to a close, it's uncertain whether there will be more snow in the coming weeks, according to Bettwy.

"We can't say for sure it will be the last [winter storm]," Bettwy said.

The last winter storm on March 3 brought the snowfall count up to 78 inches, according to snowfall totals collected by Baltimore County.

Baltimore County Public Schools had another snow day -- the eighth of the year.

According to unofficial observations collected by the National Weather Service 7.5 inches of snow was recorded near Oella, with 7 inches recorded in Catonsville and 5.3 inches in Perry Hall.  

 Trash and recycling collections continued in areas where weather conditions permitted it. Senior centers were closed, as was CountyRide, a program that provides specialized transportation to residents of ages 60 and over, those with disabilities and rural residents.

County public libraries opened at 1 p.m.

The Circuit Court for Baltimore County was closed and cases will need to be rescheduled for a later date.

Baltimore County encourages residents to get cold weather tips and information on winter storm operations on the county's snowfighter page at or through Twitter by following @BACOemergency.

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