Baltimore County schools will open two hours late Tuesday

Baltimore County Public School officials said Monday night that all schools will open two hours late Tueday.

The announcement came after a snowstorm closed schools on Monday.


The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that was in effect until Monday night at 6. Between six and eight inches of snow accumulation was expected.

Snow accumulation for this winter totalled 78 inches  which was greater than the 77 inches that fell the winter of 2009-2010 known as "Snowmaggedon," according to totals collected by Baltimore County.

Snow fall totals based upon unofficial reports collected by the National Weather Service include: 6 inches in Pheonix, 5 inches near Glyndon, 5 inches in Owings Mills, 4 inches near Oella and 2.6 inches near White Marsh.

Although there's a chance that another storm might hit the Mid-Atlantic, it's unlikely at this time of year, Lasorsa said.

"I can't say it won't snow again. But the chances are running lower at this time of year," Lasorsa said.

Baltimore County put its snow emergency plan into action at 3 a.m., which means vehicles on the roads must be equipped with snow or all-weather radial tires or chains and no parking is permitted on designated snow emergency routes.

As of Monday morning, the county had 535 personnel and 383 pieces of equipment clearing snow on the roads. Crews have plowed main roads and are working to plow secondary roads.

"I would like to thank the tireless efforts of the Baltimore County Department of Public Works. This storm season has been a challenging one to say the least, and they have gone above and beyond to ensure the safety of our citizens out on our roadways. I am so pleased with the teamwork displayed in our County, and I am very much looking forward to a well-deserved break in weather for our workers," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

Baltimore County Emergency Management asks that residents do not park on the street unless it's absolutely necessary, because it hinders snowplows from clearing roads.

County public schools and offices announced closings Sunday night.

Emergency and essential employees are required to report to work.

County trash and recycling collection will operate Monday in areas where conditions make collection possible. All three drop-off centers are expected to be open during normal hours today, including the Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh.

Senior centers and all branches of the public library are closed. The CountyRide program will not operate.

Residents can get the most recent updates from the Department of Public Works on Twitter by following @BACOemergency or checking the County's Snow Fighter page at