As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, figures from Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. showed more than 1,100 customers in Howard County were without power. Earlier points during the day there were nearly 3,300 customers without power.
“The highest concentrations of outages had been in Howard and Baltimore Counties,” BGE said in a news release Tuesday.
Northwest Howard County is under a winter storm warning until 7 p.m. Freezing rain could make travel “extremely difficult, especially north of Interstate 70 to near the Pennsylvania border,” according to the National Weather Service.
According to a Howard County Public School System tweet, after-school and evening events, as well as after care, are cancelled.
According to National Weather Service data, Howard County had some ice and less than an inch of snow Tuesday morning. Howard County public schools opened two hours late.
Some school buses were still delayed in picking up students due to “icy accumulation on tree limbs and power lines,” causing both trees and power lines to fall and block county roads, the school system said on its website.
Glenelg High School, located in western Howard County, was dismissed at noon due to a power outage, according to an email the school sent to parents.