Snow-Related Schedule Changes (February 14, 2014)
As the region digs out from yesterday's winter storm, many schedule changes are in effect. Public schools in Central Maryland are closed, schedule changes are in effect for government offices on the federal, state, and local levels, and MARC trains are on an "S" schedule.
All public schools in Central Maryland are closed today – including those in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. The only schools that are open are on the Lower Shore, in the reach of WYPR's Ocean City signal – those are Wicomico County schools and Worcester County schools. Many private schools, colleges, and universities are also changing their schedules, so be sure to call ahead before you attempt to navigate the snowy and icy roads.
Federal government agencies in the DC area are opening 2 hours late, and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework. Social Security Administration offices in the Baltimore area are opening 4 hours late.
For state employees: a liberal leave policy is in effect for today, but emergency essential personnel should report as usual.
Many local government offices are changing their schedules; Baltimore City’s are open, but with a liberal leave policy in effect for non-essential personnel. There’s no trash or recycling pickup in Baltimore today; the makeup for today is Monday; the makeup for yesterday is tomorrow. Baltimore County government offices open at 10:30, and a liberal leave policy is in effect.
MARC trains are running on an “S” schedule on all three lines. Delays on the light rail, with shuttle bus service between the North Linthicum Station and BWI. And while local MTA buses are running, there are multiple delays and snow-related diversions.
Baltimore Gas and Electric is reporting more than 1-thousand power outages; the majority in Baltimore County. BGE’s outage map is here, and you can report outages by calling 877-778-2222.
More snow is likely on the way tonight; with an inch likely to fall between midnight and dawn, and more likely Saturday morning. You can find the National Weather Service’s most updated snow accumulation prediction map here.