Temps keep snow total down, Marylanders relieved

Posted at 6:08 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 18:08:53-05

While Maryland again prepared for the worst ahead of winter weather this week, many are relieved to be faced with snow that's more of a nuisance than a major disruption.

For the second time in as many weeks, Ed Crowl faced the task of shoveling snow from his driveway, but after clearing three-foot high mounds during the record snowfall of Winter Storm Jonas, Tuesday's task seems like a piece of cake.

See also: Tuesday 'Winter Storm' more of a nuisance

"This one here is pretty simple compared to the last one. Not much at all to this one here. Didn't even get the blower out. Just doing a little shoveling. Getting a little exercise," Crowl said.

In the northern part of the state, snow continued to fall throughout the day, but salt trucks and pre-treated roads helped keep roadways clear.

See also: State Highway Administration pre-treating roads in advance of snow

For seasonal workers who count on snow removal to supplement their incomes, the snow was just enough to cover commercial parking lots and offer them some business.

"It does help. Actually, we're a chimney business. We're called Miller's Chimney and when it snows, obviously we're not going to be up on your roof sweeping your chimney or doing that sort of thing so we do this to kind of fill in the blanks," Don McDonald said.

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