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Fall Foliage and Festival Report: Sept. 24, 2018

Fall Foliage and Festival Report: Sept. 24, 2018

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for Sept. 24, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Soon the landscape will explode with vibrant colors of orange, red and yellow. Kids will be jumping into leaf piles you just raked and we’ll all “fall” back, setting clocks back an hour...
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The National Weather Service Has Issued a Tornado Watch for all of Southern Maryland

The National Weather Service Has Issued a Tornado Watch for all of Southern Maryland

UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Tornado Watch that is in effect until 10:00 p.m. tonight for the following counties: Anne Arundel Calvert Charles Prince Georges St. Mary’s 9/17/2018 @ 3:40 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Tornado Warning for West central Charles County in southern...
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Sandbag Distribution Available for St. Mary’s County Residents

Sandbag Distribution Available for St. Mary’s County Residents

The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation advises citizens sandbags will be available for distribution at the six (6) convenience centers for citizens wishing to prepare for possible flooding conditions due to Hurricane Florence. Sandbags will be distributed on Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12. Sandbags will be available while...
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Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Rain is in the forecast for the remainder of this week and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is reminding residents to be prepared for additional storms and flooding. “Much of the state has already experienced heavy rain and flooding and these conditions are predicted to continue for the next several days,” said Governor Larry Hogan....
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for Thursday, March 22

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for Thursday, March 22

Drivers are urged to exercise caution as slick spots have developed following yesterday’s snowfall around the county. Due to road conditions, the following delays and schedule changes will be in effect for Thursday, March 22: All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will open at 10 a.m. Essential personnel should report at their normal time....
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Southern Maryland Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday, 3/22/2018

Southern Maryland Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday, 3/22/2018

Charles County public schools will open two hours late tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Staff will continue to monitor road conditions for any additional changes to tomorrow’s schedule. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff that follow the code system. All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled tomorrow. The AlphaBest...
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River will Operate Under 2 hour Delay

Naval Air Station Patuxent River will Operate Under 2 hour Delay

NAS Pax River, Webster and NRC Solomons will operate under a 2 hour Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework Status on March 22, 2018 NAS Patuxent River will open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule on 22 March. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report...
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Winter Storm Warning Remains in Effect Until 8 p.m. for St. Mary’s County

Winter Storm Warning Remains in Effect Until 8 p.m. for St. Mary’s County

Heavy, wet snow is expected. It will be mixed with sleet at times. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Plan on difficult travel conditions. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. With the wet snow, be prepared for a power outage as well....
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools are closed for Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 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...
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Heavy Snow, Sleet, and Windy Weather to Continue to Affect Maryland Tuesday and Wednesday

Heavy Snow, Sleet, and Windy Weather to Continue to Affect Maryland Tuesday and Wednesday

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is monitoring a late-season storm and coordinating state agencies in anticipation of heavy wet snow, wind gusts, and frozen precipitation which will continue to impact Maryland through Wednesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting snowfall to intensify tonight, affecting the morning commute and travel conditions tomorrow. Minor tidal...
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Traffic Lights Out and Road Closures Throughout St. Mary’s County

Traffic Lights Out and Road Closures Throughout St. Mary’s County

Traffic Lights Out and Road Closures throughout the County. Drive with extreme caution. STAY OFF ROADWAYS if at all possible. Following areas already reported affected: Three Notch Road and Mechanicsville Road Spruce Drive and Hollow Lane Three Notch and Great Mills Road Thompson’s Corner Road and Roberts Welding Ln Millstone Landing Road and Three...
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Wind Restrictions For Thomas Johnson Bridge

Wind Restrictions For Thomas Johnson Bridge

The Maryland State Police, after coordinating with the State Highway Administration, has implemented the following restrictions for the Thomas Johnson Bridge: House trailers, empty box trucks, empty tractor trailers, and empty oversized vehicles are prohibited from crossing the bridge at this time. The speed limit on the bridge is also reduced to 40 m.p.h....
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Charles County Public Schools Bus Service Limited in Some Areas

Charles County Public Schools Bus Service Limited in Some Areas

All Charles County public schools are opening on time today, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Bus service will not be available on the following roads: Pomfret Road Turkey Hill Road Livingston Road between Hawthorne and Pomfret roads Billingsley Road from Livingston Road to Dutton’s Bridge (Maintenance Place)C Call the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) transportation...
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Charles County Public Schools Opening Two Hours Late Today, Monday, Feb, 5, 2018

Charles County Public Schools Opening Two Hours Late Today, Monday, Feb, 5, 2018

Good morning. Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools are opening two hours late today, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. There is a code two for staff who follow the code system. All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled. The AlphaBest program at county elementary schools opens at 8 a.m. today.  Charles County Public...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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Snow Removal: What You Can Expect When it Snows in Charles County

Snow Removal: What You Can Expect When it Snows in Charles County

When it snows, County and contract forces concentrate on keeping primary County roads and major residential neighborhood streets passable. These roads are cleared down to bare pavement as soon as possible after a storm is over. Plowing generally begins when snow becomes 1 to 3 inches deep and the temperature indicates there will be...
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Water Main Break to Close Leonardtown Library

Water Main Break to Close Leonardtown Library

The Leonardtown branch of the St. Mary’s County Library will close at 11 a.m. and remain closed until further notice due to a water main break. Patrons with questions can contact the Library locations in Charlotte Hall at 301-884-2211 or Lexington Park at 301-863-8188.
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Winter Weather Advisory is in Effect Tonight, for St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties

Winter Weather Advisory is in Effect Tonight, for St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening until 11 a.m. Thursday. WHAT: Snow is expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. WHERE: St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Very cold conditions mean...
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With Cold Temperatures Arriving Citizens are Encouraged to Prepare

With Cold Temperatures Arriving Citizens are Encouraged to Prepare

The coldest air of the season will arrive this weekend with bitterly cold wind chills of 5 below zero late Sunday into Monday and forecasted below 32 degrees all next week. The Department of Emergency Services would like to remind citizens to prepare for the unseasonably cold weather. During Extreme Cold: Check on your...
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Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is pre-treating roads in advance of a storm that is forecast to affect the region later today. Midday drivers are encouraged to provide pre-treating trucks ample room to effectively pre-treat the highways. “This storm is forecast to arrive at the worst possible time –...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for December 8 – 9

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for December 8 – 9

Due to the potential impact of the approaching winter storm, the St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ evening activities on Friday, December 8, beginning or ongoing after 6 p.m. are cancelled. All activities and events scheduled to occur on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, are cancelled. All schools and facilities will be closed....
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Charles County from midnight tonight, Friday, Dec. 8 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.  The Department of Emergency Services encourages residents to take steps to prepare. Your home: • Winterize your home by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows.  This includes structures...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from midnight tonight (12/8/2107) to 4:00 p.m., Saturday December 9, 2017. WHAT: Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. WHERE: The I-95 corridor from northeastern Maryland to near Fredericksburg Virginia, including the Washington DC...
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Calvert County Public Safety Department Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Calvert County Public Safety Department Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips

While the impact from Hurricane Irma on Calvert County and the state of Maryland is still uncertain, the Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management reminds residents the time to prepare for the storm is now. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts through November and residents can be “weather ready” by considering...
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National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Warning for Parts of Southern St. Mary’s County

National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Warning for Parts of Southern St. Mary’s County

A Tornado Warning has been issued for parts of St. Mary’s County, including Saint George Island MD, Scotland MD until 3:45 p.m.
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