The National Weather Service reported 4 inches of snow fell in Bowie during the storm that swept through the region on Thursday night, the highest total reported in Prince George's County.
The weather service predicted Thursday morning that between 1 to 3 inches would fall, but as temperatures dropped quickly Thursday evening it became clear more was sticking.
According to measurements submitted to the weather service different parts of Prince George's County received between 4 inches and 2.6 inches of snow during the storm. The highest reported total in Maryland was in Norrissville in Harford County where 7.5 inches were measured.
The snowfall led to the closure of schools in Prince George's County and safety warnings from government officials.
The State Highway Administration warned motorists Friday morning to avoid plows clearing roads and to use caution on the roads.
“The main concern facing motorists this morning is blowing snow that can quickly cover recently plowed lanes,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters, in a statement. “Motorists need to have realistic expectations and use heightened caution and reduce speeds. Crews will continue applying chemicals but we warn people that any snow packed areas will be very slow to melt, even with salt or salt brine on the road.”