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.
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.
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.
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.