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Snow Emergency Declared in Howard County

Liberal leave in effect for all employees as most offices are closed.

Snow is expected to impact morning and evening commutes in Maryland Tuesday.|Photo credit: Deb Belt
Snow is expected to impact morning and evening commutes in Maryland Tuesday.|Photo credit: Deb Belt

The Maryland State Police, with input from the Maryland State Highway Administration, has declared a snow emergency for most counties in the state, including Howard.

Once a snow emergency has been declared, parking on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes is prohibited, and drivers must use chains on tires, among other restrictions, according to the SHA.

These restrictions are in place until the snow emergency is lifted, the SHA said.

Exceptions can occur while a snow emergency plan, put into place by the county, is in effect. A specific route can be lifted and the remainders of roads in the county still can be under the snow emergency plan.

Also, liberal leave is in effect for all county employees Tuesday, County Executive Ken Ulman announced on the Howard County Government website.

According to the website, the following county buildings and services are closed: all senior centers, library branches, schools and offices, and circuit and district courts. Those participating in Recreation and Parks programs are advised to call the status line.

Trash and recycling will be collected Tuesday, and the landfill is open until further notice, according to the website.

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