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Snow coming down in Carroll County, residents prepare

Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 07:02:40-05

WESTMINSTER, Md. — From road crews to private residents, Carroll County says it's ready for the winter storm headed its way.

"It's the winter, this is what we do," said Jim Cook. "We've got 82 pieces of equipment ready should we really need it if things get bad."

Cook is the Bureau Chief of Roads Operations in the county. All day Wednesday his crews have been busy preparing.

"What we figure is that it's coming our way about three in the morning," he said. "We'll be ready for the event."

Also ready, folks like Pat Collela.

"I got a bag of salt," he said. "I'm waiting for [the snow] to come in tonight."

WMAR found Collela buying salt at Green's Ace Home Center. The hardware store said everyone is mostly prepared.

"We've had a rush the last few storms that turned out to be nothing," said Faith Pickett. "The items people are still buying are salt and now shovels. We can’t keep sleds in."

Carroll County is expected anywhere from 6 to 10 inches. A winter storm warning was issued for the entire state of Maryland from 3 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 through 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19.

"The way I'm preparing is by staying home," said Joy Dryer. "I have a pile of books, so I'll be good."