Harford gets more snow; schools delayed Tuesday

Harford County received another dusting of an inch to inch and a half of new snow overnight and early Tuesday morning.

Visibility for drivers heading along major county roads was the main issue as a result of the snowfall, which lasted about six hours.

Harford County Public Schools opened two hours late.

"Everything is running smoothly," Robert Thomas, spokesman for the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, said around 8:30 a.m.

He noted that "visibility is poor" in areas but would improve as the day went on. By 9 a.m., the sun was shining in the Fallston area, where Thomas said there had been visibility issues reported earlier.

Thomas said Department of Public Works crews began treating roads around 4 a.m. Tuesday and said they are "still being treated as necessary" four-and-a-half hours later.

Harford County government offices opened on time, after having been closed Monday for Presidents Day. Aberdeen Proving Ground is open as well, according to the post's website.

The new accumulation, which measured 1.3 inches in Darlington, according to the National Weather Service's online snowfall map, prompted Harford County Public Schools to declare a two-hour delay for the start of classes Tuesday morning.

That decision was announced shortly after 5 a.m., with conditions to be evaluated. Morning pre-K classes were canceled.

Cecil County Public Schools also opened two hours late. Schedules for pre-Kindergarten and pre-school classes were modified.

No other delays or cancellations were reported around Harford County.

The snow began falling in Bel Air around 1 a.m. and continued through the early morning hours, but had largely stopped in the central and western part of the county by daylight.

The 7:30 a.m. temperature in Fallston was 30 degrees, with cloudy skies. In Bel Air, the temperature had risen to 37 degrees at 11 a.m. with the sun shining.

One Baltimore Gas & Electric Company outage was reported at 7:14 a.m. affecting less than five customers near the intersection of Route 543 (Ady Road) and Slade Road north of Bel Air, according to the company's online outage map.

A repair crew was reported en route, according to the map; however, the outage remained on the map as of 11:15 a.m.

Two other small outages, one east of Bel Air and the other in Riverside, were reported Monday and power had not been restored as of Tuesday morning.

Delmarva Power's online outage map shows no outages in Harford or Cecil as of 11 a.m.

Public schools in Harford haven't opened on time or held classes at all since last Wednesday. Classes were canceled on Thursday and Friday because of the snowstorm that dumped 12 to 18 inches of snow across the county late Wednesday and early Thursday. Schools were scheduled to be closed Monday for the President's Day holiday.

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