More snowfall likely in region throughout day

January 25, 2004|By Ryan Davis and Jacques Kelly | Ryan Davis and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF

After snow caused traffic mishaps and the cancellation of several events yesterday, more winter weather is expected to hit this afternoon -- only harder.

Today's snow is likely to fall on the areas that escaped with a light coating yesterday, said Calvin Meadows of the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., adding: "I don't think it's going to be a dusting."

National Weather Service forecaster Andy Woodcock said he expects the snow to start about 2 p.m.

"It will go right through until Monday morning," he said, predicting 4 to 7 inches across the Baltimore region.

The Eastern Shore is expected to get 3 to 6 inches of snow today, except along the coast, where 2 to 4 inches are expected to fall.

Other forecasts predict up to a foot of snow across the region.

David Buck, spokesman for the State Highway Administration, said last night that he expected road crews to be at their posts by 10 a.m. today.

Accumulations yesterday ranged from a trace in such places as Anne Arundel County to more than half a foot in the Manchester section of Carroll County and other areas to the north.

In Frederick County, a tractor-trailer jack-knifed and overturned about 8 a.m. on Interstate 70 near South Mountain, state police said. Police in several counties said they were tending to more fender benders than usual during the morning.

The weather also caused the cancellation or postponement of numerous activities, including some SAT test-taking sessions in Carroll and Harford counties. Even the Snowflake Ball at North Harford High School was called off because of the snow.

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