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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The snow came and went! Saturday morning, the snowfall left a blanket of snow, making for wet roads.

Rochelle Ritchie has more on the dusting of snow that fell in our area.

The snow promised to make an appearance. It just wasn’t as spectacular a show as we expected.

Wet roads are all that remain after less than an inch of snow fell Saturday morning, coating the landscape and cars.

“State crews did go out and do some pre-treatment on the roads,” said Maryland State Highway Administration spokesperson David Buck.

SHA officials are keeping a close eye on the roads. They are looking out for any hazardous conditions that could cause serious problems for drivers, especially when few people are on the roads.

“Unfortunately, what you then see and we saw this for the first two storms was a significant number of single-vehicle crashes, vehicles into the guardrails, vehicles into the ditch, vehicles spun out,” said Buck.

Saturday morning’s snow was not as impressive as the first wave of snowfall this season on Christmas Eve.

“We haven’t seen a white Christmas in a long time,” said one resident.

Though snowfall has been minimal so far this winter, we’re not out of the clear just yet.

Baltimore City is stocked with 475 tons of salt to cover 850 miles of possible icy roads from wet roads and cold temperatures. SHA is also keeping a closer look on the forecast.

“And we’ll keep a  handful of folks and again throughout the evening tonight and again tomorrow because that’s gonna be the next round, if you will, and then, of course, it looks like there might be another storm coming New Year’s Day and maybe even more after that,” said Buck.

A little more than three inches fell in Frederick and Carroll counties.

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