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Better late than never? Storm drops 10 inches on area


U.S. 522 was nearly clear on Tuesday, March 14 around 10 a.m. Residents worked on clearing sidewalks. U.S. 522 was nearly clear on Tuesday, March 14 around 10 a.m. Residents worked on clearing sidewalks. Predictions of heavy snowfall on Monday evening proved correct as roughly 10 inches of snow collected across most of Morgan County by the time the sun came up on Tuesday, March 14. Morgan County Schools had already announced Tuesday’s school closures before the snow began to fall Monday night.

The heavy snow, which some expected could cause downed trees and power outages, didn’t cause major trouble. It was the first major snowfall of the winter, which has been unseasonably mild.

Dick Myers, Director of Emergency Management for Morgan County, said there were fewer than five power outages reported from Monday, March 13 into March 14. Division of Highways crews were moving equipment to some secondary roads by 11 a.m. on Tuesday, after concentrating on primary roadways like U.S. 522 and Route 9, Myers said.


A snow blower was in action along Berkeley Springs State Park on Tuesday, March 14. A snow blower was in action along Berkeley Springs State Park on Tuesday, March 14. The Morgan County Courthouse and its county offices were shut due to inclement weather on Tuesday. Sheriff’s Department officials said the storm hadn’t caused any significant activity for them on Monday evening into Tuesday morning.

Snow continued to accumulate on Tuesday. Temperatures in this last week of winter are expected to rise.



Nobody escaped the work of clearing snow off their vehicle on Tuesday morning, March 14. Lt. Seth Place and Deputy Luke Shambaugh got a Sheriff’s Department vehicle ready for duty. Nobody escaped the work of clearing snow off their vehicle on Tuesday morning, March 14. Lt. Seth Place and Deputy Luke Shambaugh got a Sheriff’s Department vehicle ready for duty.

Geoff Fox’s dog, Ceasar, enjoyed sniffing around in the snow on Tuesday morning. Geoff Fox’s dog, Ceasar, enjoyed sniffing around in the snow on Tuesday morning.

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