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Road crews increasingly challenged by winter weather
The group was established so Carroll County residents could reach out to their community for help while allowing emergency responders to focus on more urgent situations.
Last weekend's snowstorm was the fourth-biggest to strike the Northeast since 1950, dumping more than 30 inches of snow on 1.5 million people and affecting nearly 103 million people in all, according to government meteorologists.
The Baltimore area of the United States Postal Service canceled deliveries Saturday, Sunday and Monday due to unsafe driving and walking conditions for their workers. Today, letter carriers went back to work, bringing mail and packages to residents throughout the county.
Carroll County Public Schools will be closed for students again Wednesday and Superintendent Steve Guthrie said students probably won't return to class at all this week, as work is still being done to clear bus loops and parking lots at Carroll's 42 school buildings.
A 5-year-old girl was killed Monday after she was struck by a vehicle while sledding in Winfield.
The hill at McDaniel is a unique sledding course, drawing people from around the county who have never seen its like.
Digging out from the snow of Winter Storm Jonas has been a marathon, but also a sprint: Around the county, crews are working around the clock to unbury Carroll County residents and businesses from the weekend snow storm as quickly as possible.
The snow may have stopped, and some main roads may look clear, but officials are still encouraging people to stay off the roads today as plow drivers clean up routes and prepare for the week ahead.
Orioles pitchers and catchers are set to report to spring training Feb. 18, but Camden Yards is stuck in the dead of winter.
A Hampstead woman who was found laying on a snow-covered road Sunday morning has been identified as Amy Schuerholz Metz, 43, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
The hill at McDaniel is a unique sledding course, drawing people from around the county who have never seen its like.
There's a decent chance that, as you're reading this, a few days removed from a blizzard that buried Maryland in an historic amount of snow, that your street still hasn't been plowed. Or at least not to your satisfaction.
Inspired by a recent Minnesotan trend of leaving frozen pants outside in winter weather, Steve Allgeier dunked a pair of jeans in the tub, brought them outside to freeze and spent the day moving them up and down Main Street Westminster.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Hampstead woman found in the snow on Sunday.
Inspired by a recent Minnesotan trend of leaving frozen pants outside in winter weather, Steve Allgeier dunked a pair of jeans in the tub, brought them outside to freeze and spent the day moving them up and down Main Street Westminster.
Eddie Rapp hops into a snowplow to help keep the roads clear and drivers safe as one of about 30 staff plow drivers with the State Highway Administration.
Here is a list of weather related closings and delays.
It may sound funny, but if you are not thinking about shoveling snow in the same way you would think about working out, preparing before jumping in and seriously considering your cardiovascular health before beginning, you might be headed for a serious injury, or even worse, according to area physicians.
With northern Maryland's rural, open layout, Carroll County is the perfect spot for grabbing a sled, toboggan or lunch tray for sledding down one of the county's many rolling hills.
Maryland authorities closed two major highways — Interstate 70 and Interstate 270 — overnight Saturday, as the deepest snowstorm in Baltimore's history trailed out of the region.
Carroll County government has declared a local State of Emergency due to the severity of winter storm Jonas and the current blizzard conditions, asking people to stay off county roads.
A winter storm slammed Carroll County starting Friday January 22, 2016. Unofficial reports from the National Weather Service had between 24 and 28 inches of snow falling around the county. Residents spent several days cleaning up after the storm.
View photos from throughout the area of the weekend winter storm, which blanketed the Baltimore region with record amounts of snow.
Submit your photo here to have it included in our online gallery or email it to cctnews@carrollcountytimes.com.
With this weekend's historic blizzard keeping many school districts closed, parents are likely finding themselves cooped up inside with some restless young ones. Here are some ideas to keep them warm and happy — and keep you sane.
Here are 10 TV shows or productions that can help you joyfully binge your way through the blizzard. I've seen or done them all, and you can access them through various on demand services.
Carroll residents getting cabin fever should at least be able to get out and shovel Sunday, but the heavy accumulation and high winds brought by Winter Storm Jonas created difficulties for those charged with keeping roads clear.
After an unseasonably warm December, local ski resorts can't wait for the snow to start falling and boost the remainder of their season.
Hatless, gloveless and wearing a lightweight leather bomber jacket, Gov. Larry Hogan didn't look dressed for the impending weather when he received a quick tour of the Annapolis State Highway Administration plant midday Friday. But he spoke confidently as he watched a crew prepare snow removal equipment and a salt stockpile off Defense Highway. "We're as prepared as we can possibly be," he said.
Blizzard-like conditions are expected around Carroll Saturday as what could prove to be a historic snowstorm pounds the area.
The fire department, like other Carroll departments, has been preparing for the snow, including checking their equipment and preparing their station to house firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics who will weather the storm at the station in order to make sure there will be staff available to cover emergencies.
Weather photos from Carroll County Times photographers and other staff members of the Times. Share your photos for our online gallery or email them to cctnews@carrollcountytimes.com.
One in seven Americans could get at least half a foot of snow by Sunday, and Washington could see snowdrifts more than 4 feet high.
Make no mistake, this is the real deal. Gov. Larry Hogan's declaration of a State of Emergency means that, if you can, you should hunker down and bundle up inside with some movies and hot chocolate for the next few days.
The storms Baltimoreans remember as the biggest include the famed "Knickerbocker" storm of 1922, the freak Palm Sunday storm of 1942, and the blizzards of '83, '96 and '03. But the storm that pounded the mid-Atlantic with more than 2 feet of snow Jan. 22-23 outperformed them all. Here are the region's 11 biggest snowfalls to occur within a three-day period, according to the National Weather Service.
18 to 24 inches of snow is expected in the Carroll County area
The National Weather Service has already issued a blizzard watch for central and southern Maryland.
Meteorologists anticipate heavy snow and winds in Carroll County, with accumulation beginning Friday morning and continuing into Saturday.
Two feet of snow is expected to fall over a day and a half starting Friday night in what forecasters predict could be one of the Baltimore region's biggest storms on record.