Wet snow falls across Harford County, schools closed Wednesday

The Aegis

A few inches of extremely wet snow fell across Harford County and elsewhere in the region late Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

Harford County Public Schools canceled classes for the day Wednesday. An announcement posted on the school system’s website shortly before 5 a.m. stated that “Code Green” employees should await reporting instructions.

Harford County government offices opened on time Wednesday with liberal leave for employees in in effect, spokesperson Cindy Mumby said.

Harford County was under a winter storm warning until 4 p.m. from the National Weather Service.

Snow accumulations varied around the county from an inch or two in the Havre de Grace area to 3 to 4 inches in greater Bel Air and Fallston, but smaller amounts in the far northern parts of the county, according to Mumby.

“The Bel Air area seemed to get the most,” she said.

Snowfall was minimal along the Havre de Grace waterfront and melted quickly as temperatures rose above freezing.

Major state and county roads were clear but wet, while secondary and development roads had a mixture of snow and slush.

An accident was reported along I-95 near Aberdeen shortly after 7 a.m., according to Harford Fire Blog on Facebook, which also warned the snow could “bring already unstable trees and power lines down causing additional outages.”

BGE reported on its website there were 2,200 Harford County customers without power Wednesday morning, as he utility had not restored power to all its customers that had lost power from the high winds of last Friday and Saturday. By Thursday morning, however, BGE said fewer than 100 Harford customers remained without power.

Delmarva Power reported all of its Harford and Cecil counties customers had power as of Thursday morning.

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