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Two Days After the Blizzard of ’16, Germantown Begins to Come Out of Hibernation




After getting snowed in for an entire weekend, Germantown area residents fought through the cabin fever only to come out the other side faced with the back-breaking prospect of digging out their cars and shoveling over 30-inches of white stuff left behind by the Blizzard of ’16.


While private citizens cleared vehicles, driveways, and sideways, snow removal teams from Montgomery County worked to clear the snow emergency roads, and main County arteries of snow. Some Germantown streets had been graced by a plow while still many others were still full of snow unspoiled by the plow.

Montgomery County Highway Services Division personnel worked round the clock of the Blizzard weekend to clear the more than 1,000 lane miles of County roads, before turning to the localized streets Monday morning. But by mid-day on Monday many local neighborhood streets remained packed with 30-inches of snow forcing residents to remain snowbound.