March snowfall is Carroll's biggest of winter

March 04, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

An unexpected snowfall, the most Carroll County has had this winter, closed county public schools yesterday.

National Weather Service observer Ray Muller reported that 5.8 inches fell in Finksburg, and Westminster had more than 7 inches in some areas.

School officials at first planned to open two hours late, but after snow continued falling and slush covered some streets, classes were canceled.

Maryland State Police at the Westminster barracks investigated 13 minor traffic accidents through 4 p.m. yesterday, all believed to be weather related, a spokesman said.

Muller said Finksburg had 2 inches of snow in January and one-tenth of an inch last month.

Pub Date: 3/04/98

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