Carroll County has received upward of a foot of snow overnight in some areas with the weather shutting down most of the county.
Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll Community College and McDaniel College all announced Wednesday night that schools would be closed due to the snowstorm.
For the school system, it is the eighth time a snow day has been used.
Carroll County government announced early Thursday that its offices would be closed as would the Northern Landfill and all county senior centers. County libraries are also closed.
Carroll remains under a winter storm warning through 5 a.m. Friday with original projections calling for up to 18 inches of snow.
According to the National Weather Service, snow will be heavy at times through mid-morning. Snowfall rates may decrease late this morning into early this afternoon. However, another round of moderate to heavy snow is expected late this afternoon into tonight.
Officials warned that the snow could cause power outages throughout the area, but as of 7:20 a.m. BGE and First Energy are reporting minimal outages in Carroll.