Baltimore County public schools closed two hours early today in anticipation of an ice storm expected to slicken roads Tuesday afternoon as rush hour begins.
The Community College of Baltimore County announced its campuses including those in Catonsville, Dundalk and Essex, will close at 3 p.m. due to the weather.
A National Weather Service winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The storm could bring as much as 1/10 of an inch of freezing rain to the county, as part of a complex system pushing in from the west and gradually making its way east, said Jason Elliott, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
Crews from the county's Department of Public Works are monitoring conditions and will begin salting once precipation begins to fall, said Lauren Watley, a county spokeswoman.