With this latest storm, Kobler said, the county has surpassed its $9 million snow removal budget. Funds to finish the job, she said, will come from the operating budget and undesignated surplus.
“Public safety is the top priority,” Kobler said. “We will continue to plow and salt until the job is done.”
Kobler said that so far, warm road temperatures have helped crews keep roads clear, but that the wet snow has the potential to down trees and power lines.
For power lines or trees that cause an immediate danger, Kobler recommended residents call 911. Otherwise, she said, they can call the Bureau of Highways at 410-887-3560 or report it online at Baltimore County Stormfighter.
Non-emergency county offices are closed, as are libraries, senior centers and government health clinics.
Public hearings scheduled for today are cancelled, Kobler said. A public hearing scheduled for tonight regarding the county’s ten-year solid waste management plan is postponed to March 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Trash pickup, Kobler said, will happen as scheduled “when and where conditions permit.” She said residents are advised to put their trash out as scheduled — if crews are unable to pick it up, she said, they will come back for it later.
Horman said three of her four children will spend the day sledding near their home — Sam, with the fever, is disappointed he cannot go outside too, she said.
Food Truck Wednesday at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department was canceled, and restaurants like Sorrentos of Arbutus announced on Facebook that they would be closed.
Double T Diner in Catonsville was open at 11 a.m. and had about 40 customers, on-duty manager Nick Daniels said, describing it as “not busy, but not dead.”