It’s going to take a few days to get things cleaned up from the powerful February storm that dumped nearly two feet of snow on the greater Elkton area, starting early Friday evening. But crews from the town, the county and state were out in full force, making substantial progress as the day advanced. Most state highways were largely down to wet pavement by afternoon. Secondary roads were an entirely different matter since paveed surfaces on many were still snow-packed, while wind-driven drifts filled in spots that were recently cleared. Work seemed to be progressing more rapidly in the northern part of Cecil, where winter precipitation amounts were a little lighter.
On a trip up Woods Road outside Chesapeake City this afternoon, the route was perfectly clear, until we hit the Delaware State Line. Called Steele Road on the other side of the Mason Dixon Line, that eastern side of the route was untouched by Delaware snow removal equipment.
In Elkton about mid-day Pubic Works was working hard to clear the town hall and police station parking lot. Late in the afternoon attention shifted to the downtown area. Someone Noticed thanks all those public works crews and State HIghway personnel for helping people cope with a near record-breaking storm.
They’re making the best use of available time since AccuWeather says another powerful storm is expected to move into the area late Tuesday afternoon. and continue into Wednesday. “Early indicators are that this could be another big one for Baltimore and Philadelphia,” the private service says. The National Weather Service has already issued a winter storm watch for Maryland counties west of the Chesapeake Bay, including Harford.