— CUMBERLAND — Heavy, wet snow draped trees and utility lines in the higher elevations Monday after an overnight storm hit that carried a warning to continue into early Tuesday morning.
Schools were canceled in Garrett and Somerset (Pa.) counties and in the Mountain Ridge district of Allegany County. The rest of the Allegany County school system delayed opening by two hours.
Road crews were in service throughout the area removing snow but no major accidents were reported by late morning.
The Allegany County 911 center said a power outage was reported in the North End of the city when a tree downed power lines. The outage occurred at about 4 a.m. and service was restored by Potomac Edison crews by 7 a.m., said a 911 dispatcher.
In Garrett County, the snow emergency plan was implemented after dawn Monday. Interstate 68 was reportedly “bare and wet” at late morning and back roads were described as “slushy.” No major accidents were reported despite reports of several inches of snow that had fallen throughout the county, according to a trooper at the McHenry barrack.
No weather-related calls were reported by the Garrett County 911 center after several inches of snow fell throughout the upper elevations of Western Maryland and nearby West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
In Mineral County, a 911 dispatcher said the emergency center received no weather-related emergency calls. “There’s nothing here. All we have is rain,” said the dispatcher.
At the Hampshire County 911 center, a dispatcher said about 2 inches of snow fell in the Romney area but no weather-related emergencies were reported by noon Monday.
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