- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 8, 2002

From combined dispatches
For the second time in less than a week, a significant winter snowstorm bypassed the District, but dumped snow and sleet on northern and Western Maryland, where some schools were closed or had openings delayed.
Parts of Maryland should anticipate a 40 percent chance of snow tonight, according to forecasts, but no follow-up storm is expected, unlike last week when the season's first storm was followed by weekend rain and sleet.
Public schools in Allegany and Washington counties were closed yesterday, while schools in Carroll, Frederick and Harford counties opened two hours late. Baltimore County schools opened one hour late.
Meteorologists had predicted the season's second winter storm would blanket the D.C. region with snow late Sunday and early yesterday. Instead, the system dumped about six inches of heavy, wet snow on the higher elevations of West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The storm shut down 49 school districts in southern West Virginia, 32 in eastern Kentucky and dozens in eastern and central Tennessee.
The storm caused scattered power outages, leaving about 7,500 American Electric Power customers across eastern Kentucky without electricity, and more than 4,000 in southern West Virginia, including the Charleston area, without power.
No snow fell in the District, but the freezing rain and sleet in Prince George's County did not prevent thousands of Washington Redskins fans from attending the team's season-ending home game at FedEx Field in Landover.
The season's first storm Thursday left as much as a foot of snow on southeastern Virginia and up to six inches in Southern Maryland.

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