Blizzard Conditions May Delay Emergency Response Times

January 23, 2016

Charles County sealDue to deteriorating weather conditions across Charles County, the Department of Emergency Services is advising residents they will be responding to all 911 calls, but there is potential for a delayed response time.

The Department of Emergency Services is advising residents to stay off the roads during the storm, which is expected to continue until Sunday morning. Significant snow accumulations, high winds, and drifting snows will create treacherous driving conditions.

Severe weather notices are posted online at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter at Weather updates are also aired on CCGTV, which broadcasts on Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10. Sign up for the Citizen Notification System at to receive inclement weather and traffic alerts by text message, email, or phone. For information on power outages, view the SMECO outage map at Call 877-747-6326 to report a power outage.  Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.