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Harford County Advises Drivers to Stay Off Roads

County officials said multiple crashes had been reported Sunday morning.

Interstate 95 North at Exit 89 for Havre de Grace; noon on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (Credit: CHART)
Interstate 95 North at Exit 89 for Havre de Grace; noon on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (Credit: CHART)
Snow was falling in Harford County Sunday, and county officials encouraged drivers to use extreme caution because conditions would worsen as the day went on.

"At this time, we recommend our citizens stay off the road if possible," Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers said in a recorded message.

Harford County schools and recreation and parks canceled any activities planned for Sunday, and the Havre de Grace Candlelight Tour was also called off.

By 11:45 a.m. Sunday, there had been "several accidents reported in the county and driving conditions will continue to deteriorate throughout the day," Ayers said.

Snow was forecast until 4 p.m., when precipitation would shift to sleet and freezing rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Harford County Fire & EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner echoed the message about treacherous driving conditions.

"Please use caution on the roads. They are in very poor condition and driving is extremely hazardous. Auto collisions are occurring all over the county," Gardiner said.

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