Wintry Mix Not Much In Carroll County

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ)— Last month, Carroll County dealt with an ice storm that knocked out power to nearly half its residents. And that was followed by a winter blast that dumped nearly two feet of snow on the county.

As Linh Bui reports, residents say this latest round was really not that bad.

It has not snowed since about 9 a.m. Route 140 looks very clear thanks to hardworking crews.

Another day. Another snowstorm. That means no sleeping in for one young man in Carroll County.

“I only got two hours of sleep. Got here at 5 o’clock,” he said while shoveling snow.

Shoveling and scraping has become part of the morning routine across Maryland this winter.

“I have some shoveling ahead of me,” Steve Harris said while walking his dog.

It’s a rude awakening for Harris. This time Sunday, he was enjoying 70 degree weather in Florida.

“The dog’s gotta walk, and it’s fine. We’ll go back and have a nice, leisurely day around the fire,” Harris said.

Fortunately, Maryland State Police say they have not responded to any major accidents. But the roads have been dangerous.

Troopers say they’ve responded to several incidents of cars spinning out, hitting guardrails and ending up in ditches.

“If you have to head out, just take it slowly, obey the speed limit,” said TFC Josh Taylor, Maryland State Police.

Streets were slick in Westminster, but plows were hard at work in Carroll County. Schools were closed.

“It hasn’t been very bad, not as bad as it was the last time. The last snowstorm was something. This one’s just like a piece of cake,” one man said.

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