Latest snow causes morning accidents in Harford

Harford County is not quite clear from snow yet.

About one inch of snow sprinkled over the county Wednesday morning, coating sidewalks and roads and contributing to some minor accidents.

It has continued to snow in Bel Air. Shortly before 10 a.m., what had been snow flurries turned into a snow shower. The temperature was 29 degrees.

Harford County Public Schools opened on time, as many students waited for their buses in the falling snow.

Robert Thomas, spokesman for the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, said the roads around the county are slippery and cautioned drivers to slow down and remain aware while driving.

"There are no major issues with snow other than the roads are slippery and we're urging the public to use cation," Thomas said.

Thomas also said the slippery road conditions caused several minor accidents around the county.

A vehicle slid and ended up on its side beside a guardrail on Route 152 (Mountain Road) near Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) in Joppa, Thomas said. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Harford County from 1 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, with up to three inches of new snow forecast.

The initial forecast had said most of the snow would come down in the early morning hours, but it didn't start falling in the Bel Air and Fallston areas until shortly before dawn. The NWS revised its forecast for the Bel Air area at 6:30 a.m., saying total daytime snowfall would be one to two inches.

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