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Better late than never? Storm drops 10 inches on Morgan County

The Morgan Messenger

Berkeley Springs, W.Va. — 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.

U.S. 522 was nearly clear on Tuesday, March 14 around 10 a.m. Residents worked on clearing sidewalks.
(The Morgan Messenger photo)

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.

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

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