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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Intense snowfall limited visibility and slickened the morning commute before bitter cold and blustery winds blew into the region Wednesday. Snowfall totals around the region included 1.4 inches in northwest Baltimore, 1.8 inches in Ellicott City, 1.1 inches near Eldersburg and 1 inch near Middle River.  Intense bands of snowfall brought white-out conditions around mid-morning. Heavier snow totals were reported to the southwest, with 3.5 inches in Washington, D.C., and 2 inches in Takoma Park, Olney and Gaithersburg.
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February 25, 2014
Unfortunately, not everyone lives in a friendly and honest neighborhood. I have lived in Columbia, Ellicott City, Catonsville, Arbutus and Westminster, and I would never frown upon people who shoveled the snow in their parking space and marked it ( "The chair in the parking space: A symbol of incivility," Feb. 19). They took the time to come outside during the night and early morning hours to make sure they could get out to go to work and come home the spot they had cleared. Growing up in Columbia, my parents would stay up until all hours of the night to help shovel snow and bring hot coffee to the workers.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to noon Wednesday with about 1-3 inches of snow forecast, possibly making for a slick morning commute, the National Weather Service said. Snow was forecast to start by 4 a.m., continuing until about noon. With temperatures forecast in the mid- to upper-20s overnight and into Wednesday morning, precipitation was expected to be entirely snow. The snow was expected on top of light accumulations reported across the region Tuesday, with up to an inch reported in parts of the Baltimore area and heavier amounts to the southwest in Northern Virginia.
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February 24, 2014
The chair I put in my cleared parking space during the last major snowstorm did not scream I was "uninterested in the public good" but rather of the hard work that went into clearing not only my spot but the three others I helped my neighbors dig out as well ( "The chair in the parking space: A symbol of incivility," Feb. 19). Our band of snow shovelers was out together talking about how great it was to be able to see each other. And while we were moving that wet, heavy snow, we commented on the fact that we really didn't want to see a plow since we already had cleared everything from the curb to the center of the street.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
Two days after the region surged into the 60s, a light snow could arrive Tuesday and again on Wednesday, but accumulations were expected to be light. Less than an inch of snow was expected both days as a light snow blankets much of the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service. Weather service forecasters said they expect a chance of light snow around midday Tuesday, and then another early Wednesday morning. AccuWeather.com is calling for 1-3 inches from Virginia to Maine from Tuesday night through Wednesday night.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
After running over budget for snow removal, city officials on Wednesday plan to award $3.6 million in additional work to snow-plow contractors. The Board of Estimates is expected to approve a flurry of contract extensions, for which the city did not solicit additional bids. Lorenz Lawn & Landscape will receive the lion's share of the work with a $2 million contract extension, while Corporate Maintenance Group is receiving a $1 million extension. Other firms, including P&J Contracting, American Heritage Excavating and Manuel Landscaping, will receive $100,000 extensions.
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February 23, 2014
Not everyone is able to shovel a parking space or clear their own sidewalks ( "The chair in the parking space: A symbol of incivility," Feb. 19). I paid $80 to have my sidewalk and parking space cleared. If I leave and come back and don't have a space, do I dare take someone else's? Talk about snow rage! Your car or person could suffer greatly. People ought to consider a person's age and health. John Gladhill, Middletown - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2014
Winter is not over. Though Sunday's high temperatures could hit a spring-like 60 degrees, there's a chance of snow Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service. "We're looking at the possibility of a little bit of snow," said Carl Barnes, a meteorologist with the weather service's Baltimore-Washington forecast office. Any snow is likely to be less than an inch. There's a 22 percent chance of an inch or more, Barnes said. Even though temperatures will drop to around freezing before the snow comes, pavement will retain some of the weekend's heat, so any snow might not stick to roads very much, Barnes said.
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February 20, 2014
Doesn't Baltimore care about the safety of its schoolchildren? The sidewalks around Baltimore Polytechnic Institute have still not been cleared of snow along Cold Spring Lane ( "Storm dumps biggest snowfall since 2010 on a day possibly among area's top 10 snowiest on record," Feb. 14). This forces students to disembark MTA buses into a very busy right lane of traffic. I had to stop my car and put my flashers on to encourage other drivers to slow down and allow the students to cross the street safely.
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February 18, 2014
Congratulations and thanks to the city of Baltimore for a superb job in snow removal from the majority of the streets, done efficiently as far I can tell. There is always room for improvement, especially insofar as sidewalks and crosswalks are concerned. As a result of deep snow banks left on the sidewalks and crosswalks by the snow ploughs, walking in parts of the city can be very challenging besides being dangerous. As good citizens, the businesses and residents do great job in a conscientious manner.
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