From the Harford County Department of Emergency Services:
(Forest Hill, MD) – – The Harford County Department of Emergency Services (DES) reports numerous motor vehicle accidents throughout the county as the result of icy, slippery road conditions. Fourteen emergency calls for service were dispatched by the Harford County 9 1 1 Center between 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014.
Eleven of the 14 accidents resulted in property damage only. Two accidents were reported with injuries and one auto accident involved a rescue. A car towing services company had to be called several times.
Icy, slippery conditions on both county and state roads have been reported throughout the county as the temperature dropped below freezing late Saturday afternoon. Roads and bridges that were wet or slushy from melting snow have refrozen, thus making driving conditions challenging, according to a car accident lawyer.
Additionally, the National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Harford County during the hours 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sunday. Less than one inch of freezing rain is expected early Sunday morning changing to rain by mid-day Sunday.
The Harford County Department of Public Works, Division of Highways will report for duty at 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning to begin treating roads.
Commenting on the treacherous driving conditions, Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers said, “As roads refreeze motorists must reduce speed, keep a safe distance from vehicles in front of them and exercise caution. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through at least mid-day Sunday, which can adversely affect driving conditions,” Ayers added.
For additional information on storm preparedness, visit the Harford County Department of Emergency Services website at www.harfordpublicsafety.org or call 410-638-4900.
Prepare yourselves for the new “ice tax”. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Happy New Year everybody !
I hope everyone enjoys their global warming this week….. At least as much as the scientists stuck in the ice trying to prove said theory.
Global Warming is real. That’s why the ice caps are melting. The entire planet is impacted by increased energy in the atmosphere and the oceans. Weather patterns are changing. Sorry you couldn’t see that. Glad I could help you with your inability to understand reality.
Arturro Nasney says
Of course global warming is real. Al Gore said it and it is on the internet so it has to be true. True facts, such as that the average planet temperature has seen no increases in the last 17 year, that the polar bear population is at an all time high, that the glaciers and caps in the southern hemisphere are growing are just flukes. Global warming is not only a fact, it is a religion. Our government should take steps to revese this perverse trend by eliminmating the defense budget and putting all of the mon ey into renewable energy. If the 20 or 30 companies who failed to succeed in the green energy business had more tax payer money they would still be in business. Grow up because.
and we can bring back Van Jones to manage it all
Common Sense says
Because you can’t see global warming.
Because climate change is real since climate has changed from the beginning of time on earth.
Because it would be nicer if Greenland returned to be as warm as it was during the Medieval Warm Period.
Because climate change is social progressive ideology to control people and redistribute wealth.
Ignorance is Bliss. Keep it coming.
Common Sense says
Because you are blissful.
“Snow vehicular negligence driving tax.”
Thumb me down all you want, but it will be a reality if the enormous amount of stupid people keep driving negligently on snow, and ice.
“Record cold temperatures caused dozens of injuries today after people who said “so much for global warming” and similar comments were punched in the face.”
–humorist Andy Borowitz