Harford roads quiet Wednesday morning before heavy snow starts
By Erika Butler
Mar 21, 2018 | 1:00 PM
Rush hour around the busy intersection of Routes 543 and 22 on Wednesday morning wasn’t what it usually is on any other weekday.
Few cars were on the roads and those that were out driving around were either four-wheel drive or snow plows.
Schools were closed, county offices shut down along with state offices — much like the rest of the state. Harford is hunkered down for what could be the biggest snow storm of the year so far.
On the first full day of spring, snow is expected to continue through midnight, with up to 3 to 5 inches by the storm’s end. Harford is under a winter storm warning until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Snow totals from the National Weather Service show 9 inches of snow in Norrisville and 6.2 inches in Bel Air.
Steve Greene, who lives in Pennsylvania, and Matt Ross, of Edgewood, work for the Town of Bel Air. Grabbing a cup of coffee at Wawa in Fountain Green around 8 a.m., they said they had been on duty since about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when they were called in to start salting.
They slept at the DPW shop off Route 22 for a while overnight, but were back out in the truck around 5 a.m.
“There’s a little bit of ice,” Greene said.
“It’s not really that bad,” added Ross. “We’ve mainly been able to keep it off with salt.”
They’ll be working, or taking breaks at the shop, until this storm blows over, which may not be until late Wednesday night. Even once the snow stops, they’ll still have snow removal to catch up with.
She’s been making non-pariels, chocolate covered peanuts, bunnies on a stick and a variety of other chocolates for Easter since her children were young. They’re in their 30s now, and she still makes them Easter baskets filled with her homemade chocolates.