2022 | Weather

UPDATED: Up to 6 inches of snow fall in parts of Montgomery County

Schools were closed for a third day this week

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This story was updated at 8:40 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2022, with the latest information

Between 3 and 6 inches of snow fell across Montgomery County from Thursday night into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The snowstorm brought 3 to 4 inches to parts of southern Montgomery County, and northern parts of the county such as Poolesville, Damascus and Olney saw 5 to 6 inches, according to meteorologist Connor Belak.

Friday’s snowstorm caused Montgomery County Public Schools to cancel classes a third day this week.

Classes were also canceled Monday and Tuesday, and delayed two hours Wednesday due to another storm earlier in the week that dumped up to 7 inches of snow on parts of the county.

Montgomery County government facilities are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Friday, and court buildings will open at 11 a.m., according to a press release.

People with COVID-19 testing and vaccination appointments will be accommodated, although there is limited capacity for waiting indoors.

The high temperature will be close to 30 degrees Friday, with some strong wind gusts. Belak said drivers should be aware of the potential for blowing snow, which could re-cover roads that were previously treated or plowed.

Additionally, refreezing overnight into Saturday is a possibility, with temperatures set to drop into the teens in the evening.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com