Reporting Adam May
GARRETT COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)– A different weather problem for people in Western Maryland– tons of snow.
Adam May has more.
Travel in Garrett County is extremely dangerous and power outages are extensive.
Plows are out in full force across Garrett County. Drivers are shocked at more than two feet of snow this early in the year.
“Of course, this is Garrett County. We always get snow, but this is crazy,” plow driver Bill Murphy said.
The heavy, wet snow started falling three days ago. Power has been knocked out to 80 percent of homes and businesses.
Residents are bracing for a long recovery.
“We have a steep bank with trees that went down over lines that are really hard to get to. So, we could be out for a couple of days,” Anne Jones said.
The remnants of Sandy colliding with cold air fueled the storm hitting seven states.
Numerous accidents have been reported across the region. Interstate 68 was even shut down for a few hours. The blinding blizzard, with 60 mile an hour winds, led to a multi-car pileup.
“There was truck stopped sideways in front of me. When I went to slow down, there was no stopping,” said one person.
Ski resorts, including Wisp, report almost 30 inches of powder, announcing online they hope to open soon.
An additional three to five inches of snow is expected in the area Wednesday night, with more later in the week.