Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

February 19, 2019

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Two to four inches of snow expected to overspread the area early Wednesday morning and mix and change to freezing rain and sleet during the late morning hours on Wednesday. Precipitation will change to plain rain in the afternoon. Drivers should plan on slippery road conditions which may impact the morning and evening commute. A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. When venturing outside, be mindful of the icy and slippery conditions which may increase the risk of a fall or injury.

St. Mary’s County:

  • St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools are closed for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, with a Code 3 for employees. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for twelve-month employees. Operations and Maintenance Emergency personnel will follow the established protocol.
  • St. Mary’s County Government: The following delays and schedule changes will be in effect for Wednesday, February 20:- All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will be closed

    – All St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed for students. Code 3 for employees

    – Non-Public School transportation will not operate

    – All Recreation and Parks programs operating in the Public Schools are cancelled

    – Recreation and Parks facilities are closed

    – STS Transit bus service will operate on a normal schedule

    – The six (6) Convenience Centers and St, Andrews Landfill will be closed

    – All three Senior Activity Centers (Garvey, Loffler and Northern) are closed. There will be no home delivered meals

    – All St. Mary’s County Library locations (Charlotte Hall, Leonardtown & Lexington Park) will be closed

    – St. Mary’s County Circuit Courthouse will be closed

    – All College of Southern Maryland campuses are opening at 12:30pm. To monitor updates visit

    – NAS Pax River is open with option for unscheduled leave, telework, or leave without pay. Critical personnel must report to work as scheduled

    – MetCom will be closed

Calvert County:

  • Calvert County Public Schools: Schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Code Red for twelve-month staff.
    • All emergency personnel report as usual.
    • All other personnel does not report to work.
    • Child care is closed.
    • Afternoon/Evening activities are canceled.
  • Calvert County government offices: Calvert County Government offices will close today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, due to inclement weather. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety urges all citizens to stay off the roads this morning until crews can adequately clear and treat them. Visit online for a full list of closures.

Charles County:

  • Charles County Public Schools: Due to a winter weather advisory predicting snow and ice, all Charles County public schools are closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. There is a code blue for staff, which means Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees do not report to work.Visit the school system website at or call the
  • Charles County Government: Closed due to the inclement weather forecast, Charles County Government is closed on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Essential personnel and employees required to maintain operations during inclement weather are to report to work as scheduled.


  • NAS Patuxent River: NAS Patuxent River is open with the option for unscheduled leave, telework, or leave without pay (LWOP) February 20, 2019. Critical personnel must report to work as scheduled. Contract employees should contact their company/contract office for guidance.
  • Federal offices in the DC area: CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies.Non-emergency employees generally will be granted weather and safety leave for the number of hours they were scheduled to work. However, weather and safety leave will not be granted to employees who are:* Emergency employees who are required to report for duty;
    * Telework program participants (with certain narrow exceptions); on official travel outside of the duty station; on pre-approved leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off; or on an Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) day off or other non-workday.
    Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksite unless otherwise directed by their agencies.Telework Employees (i.e., employees who are participating in a telework program, including those who perform telework regularly and those who telework on an ad hoc basis) generally may not receive weather and safety leave. They must account for the entire workday by teleworking, taking unscheduled leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off, or a combination, in accordance with law, regulations, agency policies and procedures, and any applicable collective bargaining requirements (as consistent with law).Leave. In general, an employee on pre-approved leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off should continue to be charged leave or other paid time off and should not receive weather and safety leave.