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More snow falls in Harford; schools closed Monday

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Harford County is wearing more white for St. Patrick's Day.

An overnight snow has canceled Harford County Public Schools classes for today, Monday, March 17.

The school system is on Code Green, according to an announcement made shortly before 5 a.m. Essential personnel should await further directions for reporting times, according to the announcement.

Harford County government offices will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m., according to an announcement made at 5:15 a.m., liberal leave is in effect.

The Harford County Circuit Court opened at 10 a.m. and District County is set to open at noon, said Bob Thomas, spokesperson for Harford County Department of Emergency Services.

Harford Community College will be closed during the day Monday, according to information posted on the college's website. Evening classes scheduled to start at 4:50 p.m. or later are still expected to take place as scheduled. Call 443-412-2322 for additional updates.

Other than closing schools and prompting the county and some businesses to open late, the latest winter storm caused few major interruptions in the county Monday morning, Thomas said. He noted it had snowed less than what was originally forecast.

One person suffered minor injuries in a motor vehicle accident during the morning commute hours between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., Thomas said.

No significant power outages were reported in the county, Thomas said.

The Emergency Operations Center was continuing to operate at a level two and continuously monitoring the storm, Thomas said around 10 a.m. He said they are receiving briefings from the Maryland Emergency Center.

County Department of Public Works personnel came in overnight and began plowing at 3 a.m., Thomas said. He said all roads in the county are open and passible.

DPW personnel are continuing to go back over roads a second and third time, Thomas added.

Harford County remained under a winter storm warning until 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, whose forecast for the Bel Air area called for precipitation to end around 1 p.m.

It continued snowing lightly in Bel Air at 10:15 a.m. The temperature was 25 degrees.

Along Main Street, sidewalks and parking lots had mostly been cleared by 9:30 a.m. in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, many which began Friday, continuing all day Monday.

According to the National Weather Service's online snowfall totals map, 3.5 inches of snow fell in Norrisville, 4.5 inches in Abingdon and 4 inches in Aberdeen, as reported at the firehouse. Between 3 and 4 inches fell overnight in Fallston.

Check back with http://www.theaegis.com for updates.

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