A winter weather advisory is in effect across Central Maryland on Monday. Meteorologists are warning that a wintry mix of precipitation will make for slippery conditions on frigid pavement around Baltimore.
Nearly all Baltimore public schools are expected to reopen to classes Monday, officials said, after the school district, the city and private contractors spent the weekend addressing heating outages that left students in freezing classrooms and prompted a districtwide closure Friday.
Maryland’s four ice-breaking vessels have been active everywhere from Tangier Sound to Kent Narrows to the South River over the past week, and the U.S. Coast Guard has also sent cutters to help clear paths amid the region's cold snap.
As bitter cold weather continues to grip much of North America, a few stories have cropped up about pets, dogs in particular, either being found frozen to death outside or chained outside in the cold. Needless to say, if you don’t want to be outside in the bitter cold, your pets don’t either.
When the Patapsco River hit low tide Thursday afternoon at Fort McHenry, the waters were 3 1/2 feet lower than normal as the "bomb cyclone" storm impacting the East Coast blew waters out of the harbor.
The Baltimore Teachers Union is urging the city to close down all schools until officials get a handle on heating problems that have already closed some buildings and left children shivering in others.
The Baltimore Department of Public Works is ordering all utility maintenance crews to work 12-hour overtime shifts without leave beginning Friday and calling in contractors to stem three dozen water main breaks that have sprung up across the region amid sub-freezing temperatures this week.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Baltimore and Washington areas for overnight, noting that a coating to 1 inch of snow is likely, creating a disturbance for Wednesday morning commuters.
Despite an uncertain weather forecast, nearly 2.3 million Marylanders will travel between Christmas and New Year’s Day, AAA Mid-Atlantic projected Monday — a 3.2 percent increase from last year’s projection and the auto club’s highest-ever holiday travel forecast.
The light accumulation of snow Friday that began before the start of rush hour caused a backup on just about every major thoroughfare from Washington through Baltimore, and up a good portion of the East Coast.
About 2 inches of snow fell on Harford County Friday, leading to minor traffic accidents, canceled weekend activities for Harford County Public Schools and a 4-year-old girl injured in a sledding accident.
While temperatures are expected to rebound next week, the weekend's forecasted cold snap should serve as a reminder to homeowners in Central Maryland to make sure their homes are prepared for the winter months ahead.