Saturday snow in Bel Air

North Main Street in Bel Air is quiet shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, as the morning snow has made its presence felt mostly on grassy areas and parked cars. (ALLAN VOUGHT | AEGIS STAFF / December 29, 2012)

Snow returned to the Bel Air area and the rest of Harford County on Saturday morning.

The snow started falling around Bel Air about 9:45 a.m. and continued into the early afternoon.

By 1 p.m., however, accumulations on grassy areas, parked cars and rooftops were still minimal and most major roadways were clear, though slippery and wet in some cases.

The State Highway administration had plow trucks out putting down salt and sand.


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An accident was reported in the Edgewood area shortly before noon. According to Harford Fire Blog on Facebook, a car ran into a tree near the intersection of Hanson Road and Route 152.

About an hour earlier, a motor vehicle accident with injuries was reported on southbound I-95 near mile marker 78.6 near the Abingdon Road overpass, according to the Harford County Fire and EMS Association media Facebook page. Motorists were advised to use caution if planning to travel in that area.

No further details were immediately available about either accident.

Early afternoon temperatures continued to hover around freezing in the Bel Air area, with the latest National Weather Service forecast for the area still calling for snow continuing to 4 p.m., followed by possible fog and a high of 35 degrees.

The Saturday overnight forecast is for clear skies, blustery winds 14 to 22 mph gusting to 33 mph, and temperatures dropping down 26 degrees, which could make some roads icy. No overnight precipitation is forecast.

Sunday’s forecast is for sunny skies with a high near 37 degrees and more winds, gusting up to 37 mph.

Check back with www.exploreharford.com for updates.