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Another snow day: Flurries, ice close schools again; frigid weekend expected

School buses are coated with ice outside the Arc of Carroll County in Westminster as a wintry mix continues to fall Friday morning, Feb. 19, 2021.
School buses are coated with ice outside the Arc of Carroll County in Westminster as a wintry mix continues to fall Friday morning, Feb. 19, 2021. (Dylan Slagle)

Flurries and light rain lingered into Friday morning with southern parts of Carroll County receiving more sleet than snow after a winter storm swept through the region. Precipitation had cleared out by early afternoon, making way for what the National Weather Service expects to be a frigid weekend.

Forecasters at the NWS warned that any snow that melted Friday would refreeze overnight when, temperatures were expected to drop to the upper teens with wind chills in the single-digits.

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Donnell Malcolm, a senior from McDaniel College, works to clear ice from his car, parked overnight along Pennsylvania Avenue in Westminster as a wintry mix continues to fall Friday morning, Feb. 19, 2021.
Donnell Malcolm, a senior from McDaniel College, works to clear ice from his car, parked overnight along Pennsylvania Avenue in Westminster as a wintry mix continues to fall Friday morning, Feb. 19, 2021. (Dylan Slagle)

Four property damage only accidents were reported to Carroll County’s Sheriff’s Office between midnight and 2 p.m. There were no reported injuries. No other accidents have been reported since.

Carroll County Public schools closed for the second day in a row and the fourth time and three weeks due to inclement weather with no virtual or in-person instructions.

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Carroll County Community Colleges and Carroll County government opened with a delay at 10 a.m. The Carroll County Health Department had to postpone a vaccine clinic for the second day in a row.

Volunteer firefighter Bryan Emery clears snow and ice from the grounds of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company as wintry precipitation continues to fall Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. The fire company, like others in the county, had to cancel its carnival - a major fundraiser - last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hampstead fire company plans to break ground on a new fire station and social hall this spring.
Volunteer firefighter Bryan Emery clears snow and ice from the grounds of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company as wintry precipitation continues to fall Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. The fire company, like others in the county, had to cancel its carnival - a major fundraiser - last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hampstead fire company plans to break ground on a new fire station and social hall this spring. (Dylan Slagle)

McDaniel College initially planned to open at noon, but instead has closed the campus. All hybrid and in-person classes will now be held online and online undergraduate and graduate classes will proceed as normal.

A total of 1-6 inches of snow has accumulated across the county according to Cody Ledbetter, a meteorologist with NWS with 1 to 2 inches in Eldersburg, 4 inches in Westminster, and 6 inches in Millers.

Parked cars are covered with snow and ice along Pennsylvania Avenue in Westminster as a wintry mix continues to fall Friday morning, Feb. 19, 2021.
Parked cars are covered with snow and ice along Pennsylvania Avenue in Westminster as a wintry mix continues to fall Friday morning, Feb. 19, 2021. (Dylan Slagle)

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