Snowfall Causing Problems In Washington County, Maryland | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Snowfall Causing Problems In Washington County, Maryland

Play associated audio

The snow is falling heavily northwest of D.C. in the hills of western Maryland. But strong winds are causing drifting and reducing visibility. Here in Boonsboro, which is located between Hagerstown and Frederick in Washington County, large fluffy snowflakes are accumulating on the ground rapidly, turning the hills' surrounding Interstate 70 something resembling a Currier and Ives drawing.

State and county plows and salt trucks are trying to keep streets and highways passable, but with the snow expected to fall for many hours more, it's going to be a while before they'll get the upper hand.

Traffic is flowing on Interstate 70 but the snowfall combined with winds blowing from the north are making the going rough. Visibility is severely reduced and in most cases, the snow is covering the streets and highways.

Most of the people I've seen out and about are either at gas stations filling up, at groceries stores stocking up or at hardware and home improvement centers grabbing snow shovels, ice scrapers and snow salt or melt to help them keep their vehicles, driveways and sidewalks clear.

Jim Asendio reports...

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
NPR

Amid Criticism, Indiana's Republicans To Revisit Religious Freedom Law

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.
NPR

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.