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Western Maryland Marks First Full Week Of Spring With Snow

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WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — The first full week of spring didn’t stop western Maryland from getting several inches of snow.

Derek Valcourt has more on the snowfall.

In Frederick, some people were surprised when they woke up and looked out the window.

“I said, `Man, we got a lot of snow,” said Leland Thomas.

“Yeah, I knew it was coming but I didn’t know how much,” said Carl Hues.

Many were caught off guard without shovels or snow brushes.

“I took most of that stuff home once the weather started getting nicer but that’s alright,” said Justin Zawoyski.

Plow truck drivers say some areas got hit worse than others.

“About 5 o’clock this morning, we started in Emmitsburg and worked our way down to Westminster. Westminster probably had about a good two or three inches but Emmitsburg probably had it the worst–three or four inches in Emmitsburg,’ said David Kiser.

In Westminster, trucks spread plenty of salt on the roads. Crews hope to keep what melted Monday from refreezing on the roads overnight.

Some say this foul weather is for the birds.

“It’s supposed to be spring. It’s supposed to be warm outside and flowers are supposed to be blooming,” said James Samms.

For some folks, all this snow means extra work and a hassle. But for others, it’s a play day.

“I didn’t think it was going to snow all day, but hey, we’ll take it,” said one resident.

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But with April weather just around the corner, the snow is melting almost as fast as it falls.

County road crews say they will be keeping a close eye on conditions throughout the night. Many areas say they’ve already treated the roads with chemicals to prevent refreezing and black ice.

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