Weather Closings and Cancellations for St. Mary’s County

October 29, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Coast Flood Warning through Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2 a.m. and a High Wind Warning through Friday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. for St. Mary’s County. Two to 3 feet of inundation above ground level in low-lying areas is possible due to tidal flooding and winds from the east at 20-35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected along the Chesapeake, Potomac and Patuxent shorelines.

Due to the forecast weather conditions, the following closings and cancellations are announced:

Department of Recreation & Parks will close all facilities and programs at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 29, 2021. Closings include:

  • Leonard Hall Recreation Center
  • Margaret Brent Recreation Center
  • Hollywood Recreation Center
  • Carver Recreation Center
  • Wellness & Aquatics Center at College of Southern Maryland Campus
  • Great Mills Swimming Pool
  • Gymnastics Center
  • All outdoor fields, both turf and synthetic
  • All waterfront parks
  • All aftercare programs in public schools and at Hollywood Recreation Center
  • Piney Point and St. Clements Island Museums
  • Wicomico Shores Golf Course and Riverview Restaurant

All College of Southern Maryland (CSM) campuses will close early today, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. The Prince Frederick Campus closed earlier today, the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Hughesville campuses will close at 2 p.m.

Online classes and online services will be held and available as scheduled. Essential operations employees scheduled to report to work should follow the direction of their supervisors.

For the latest information about CSM’s inclement weather delays/closings and protocols, visit

The Chesapeake Public Charter School will close at 1 p.m. today. All other St. Mary’s County Public Schools had a previously scheduled early dismissal for today. All after-school activities are being canceled for today, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

The St. Mary’s County Health Department’s (SMCHD) COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites are closed Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

Residents should continue monitoring local media outlets for current weather conditions and notifications. For information on St. Mary’s County Government operations and services during this storm, please call 301-475-4911 or visit our website at