Snow and freezing rain fell across Harford County late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, causing more hazardous driving conditions, closing schools and leaving many homes and businesses without electricity.
On the heels of one underperforming wintry weather system that passed through the Baltimore region Monday, a new batch of winter storm watches were set for Tuesday night into Wednesday, with a quarter of an inch of ice possible northwest of the city.
This weekend's warm weather was only a tease, it seems — two storms this week could bring more than 5 inches of rain and snow in parts of the Baltimore region, according to the National Weather Service.
By By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun
The bitter cold is forecast to subside Friday, with more warmth this weekend, but officials are maintaining calls for preparedness and warning of expensive utility bills with nearly two months of winter to go.
A few days after the snow storm and deep freeze, I had just come back from a warehouse run for my store, and I was trying to find parking, a typically non-problematic situation exacerbated by the no-parking cones and signs for the water pipe construction project that began along Union Avenue and Falls Road back in the waning days of August.
Anne Arundel County services, such as the curbside trash, yard waste and recycling collection may start and end later than normal during winter storms. the Maryland Department of Environment recently approved the Stormwater Fee Credit Program Policy and Guidance document for Anne Arundel County. The goal of this program is to recognize property owners who've already invested in stormwater management and implementation practices, encourage proactive and sustainable practices of stormwater runoff
And storming it was ¿ much of Howard County shut down Jan. 21, as the region braced for the second round of a "polar vortex," ushered in by what Triple A warned could be the worst storm in three years.
Though snow plows had started to clear its steep streets by Tuesday afternoon, historic Ellicott City was nearly deserted, and Len Berkowitz cut a lonely figure as he swept up powdery snow from the sidewalk in front of his business.