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More Snow on the Way for Bel Air

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Harford County.

Bird in snowy Abingdon on Dec. 10, 2013. (Credit: Heather Jones O'Steen)
Bird in snowy Abingdon on Dec. 10, 2013. (Credit: Heather Jones O'Steen)
By Kym Byrnes and Elizabeth Janney

(UPDATED at 11:15 p.m.)—Keep those shovels handy; parts of Maryland could see more snow this weekend, and Bel Air is among them.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Harford and northern Baltimore counties from 8 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday.

A winter weather advisory means snow, sleet or freezing rain will make travel conditions hazardous, with limited visibility and slippery roads.

According to the forecast for Bel Air, there could be up to 1.5 inches of snow/sleet accumulating.

The State Highway Administration said its crews would be out "before the first flake falls and will remain on duty until state roads are cleared," in a statement Friday afternoon. Its goal was for most travel lanes to be cleared four to six hours after the precipitation stops.

One official urged citizens to stay off the road once the wintry mix starts to fall.

“...during the storm please stay OFF the roads and let the plow drivers do their work," State Highway Administrator Melinda B. Peters said. "If crews are tending to disabled vehicles and crashes, they cannot treat and plow the roads.” 

Snow and sleet will begin before 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service, which said the wintry mix would turn to sleet, snow and rain after 2 p.m.

After that, the weather should be rainy for the rest of Saturday, with temperatures hovering around freezing; the high in Bel Air was 33 degrees Saturday and the low was 31, according to the weather service.

The forecast for Sunday was clear, with a high of 37 and a low of 22.

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