Snow storm-related announcements for Southern Maryland

UPDATED late Monday afternoon, Jan. 14

Prince Frederick, MD – Here’s the latest list of weather-related announcements for the Southern Maryland community.

All St. Mary's County Public Schools, including FULL day Head Start, will have a delayed opening of two hours for Tuesday, Jan. 15. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start students. Employee Code 5. Ten and 11-month employees report to work two hours late. 12-month employees and food service workers are to report to work on time. Liberal leave is in effect.

 All Calvert County Public Schools will open two hours late Tuesday, Jan. 15. Twelve-month employees should report on time.


All Charles County public schools will open two-hours late on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The AlphaBest program that operates at all county elementary schools will open at 8 a.m. The morning prekindergarten program is canceled for tomorrow.

Visit the school system website at, call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656, or follow us on Facebook at Charles County Public Schools or Twitter @ccps for the latest school system information.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

  • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
  • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
  • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
  • All field trips will be cancelled.
  • Food Services will offer breakfast.

We will re-evaluate at 6:30 a.m.

Naval Air Station Patuxent River is open for business as usual Tuesday, Jan. 15. All personnel are expected to report to work on time.

Previous announcements

Calvert County Government offices will close today, Monday, Jan. 14, due to the overnight snowfall and continued frigid temperatures that add to dangerous driving conditions.

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety urges all citizens to stay off the roads this morning until crews can adequately clear and treat them. The following Calvert County services are affected by the closure:

  • All Calvert County Government offices AND the Circuit and Districts Courts are closed Jan. 14.
  • County bus service is not available Jan. 14.
  • All county Parks & Recreation activities, rentals and programs are canceled for Jan. 14.
  • The county’s community centers, nature center, parks, the Chesapeake Hills Golf Course and the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center are closed Jan. 14.
  • County convenience centers and the Appeal Landfill are closed Jan. 14.
  • The Solomons Visitor Center, Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter and all Calvert County libraries are closed today.
  • All Health Department offices are closed.

“As the road crews continue to move through the day to treat the roads, please be mindful of black ice if you must travel,” said Public Safety Director Jackie Vaughan. “A special thank you goes to all of our crews, first responders and staff working hard to get the county back up and running”

Citizens are reminded to stay abreast of local information and weather notices by signing up for Calvert ALERT, a notification system that can send messages by text, email, fax, land line and pager.

Residents are urged to visit the county website Emergency Alerts link to register for the notification service. Those without Internet access can call 410-535-1600, ext. 2638, to sign up. Residents are also encouraged to stay on top of emergency information by downloading the free “Prepare Me Calvert” emergency preparedness mobile application now available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices through the Apple App Store or the Google Play.

Monitor the Calvert County Government web site at and Facebook page for updates should they become necessary.

NAS Patuxent River has Restricted Access for all but Critical Personnel due to weather conditions Monday, January 14, 2019. Only critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Non-critical personnel should not report to work. Admin leave is granted for civil service employees designated non-critical. Civil service employees scheduled to telework and those with situational telework agreements should telework unless circumstances prevent it. Check with your command for specific guidance. Contract employees should contact their company for guidance.

NAS Patuxent River will reevaluate the operational status of the base Monday evening and provide an update on the operational status for Tuesday, January 15.

All CSM campuses are open at 11:00 a.m., Jan. 14. January session students check with your professors. 

Calvert County Public Schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 14. Code Red for employees.

All St. Mary's County Public Schools are closed for Monday, Jan. 14 with a Code 2 for employees. Code 2 means that 10 and 11 month employees do not report to work. 12 month employees report to work up to two hours late but no later than 9:20 a.m. Liberal leave is in effect. All 12 month employees normally beginning their day after 9:20 a.m. are to report to work on time. Designated emergency personnel will report to work on time.

St. Mary's College of Maryland  is closed due to inclement weather. All classes are canceled

Due to inclement weather, all Charles County Public Schools are closed Monday, Jan. 14. Due to increased inclement weather conditions, the code status for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees who follow the code system is now a Code Red for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Schools are closed Jan. 14.

Due to inclement weather, Charles County Government will open at 11 a.m. on  Monday, Jan. 14 with the liberal leave policy in effect for all non-essential employees. Essential personnel and employees required to maintain operations during inclement weather are to report to work as scheduled.

All PG County schools and offices are closed, Jan. 14. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

Due to inclement weather, all Anne Arundel County Public Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 14. A Code Red is in effect for employees. Unit III personnel must report to their work locations as required by their negotiated agreement.

The Snow Emergency Plan for St. Mary’s County has been placed into effect on January 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The projected forecast and the potential for quick accumulation of snow was the main factor in implementing the plan. Road conditions will be closely monitored and the Snow Emergency Plan will be lifted when the roads are safe for travel. While in effect, motorists are reminded of the following: 

Powertech- Travel on snow emergency routes: A person may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, on any highway that is designated and appropriately signposted as a snow emergency route and for which a snow emergency has been declared and is in effect, unless the vehicle is equipped with chains or snow tires on at least one wheel at each end of a driving axle.
Parking on snow emergency routes: A person may not park a vehicle on any highway that is designated and appropriately signposted as a snow emergency route and for which a snow emergency has been declared and is in effect. The Department of State Police or the police of any political subdivision of this State may have any vehicle parked in violation of this subsection towed from the highway.

The snow emergency plan will remain in effect until further notice.


January 14, 2019  6:00  a.m.

St. Mary’s County Government to Remain Closed for January 14

Leonardtown, MD – Many roads around St. Mary’s County remain slippery and snow covered. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through the morning commute. Due to additional snowfall and hazardous road conditions, the following amended changes are now in effect for St. Mary’s County Government for Monday, January 14:

Ø  All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will be closed

Ø  Recreation and Parks facilities will be closed

Ø  STS Transit will begin operations at 2 p.m.

Ø  The six (6) Convenience Centers and St, Andrews Landfill will be closed

Ø  All three Senior Activity Centers (Garvey, Loffler and Northern) will be closed

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has activated its Emergency Operations Center and positioned crews across Maryland to monitor and respond to winter precipitation forecast Saturday through Sunday. A winter storm warning is now in effect throughout the State with higher snow accumulations than previously forecasted. Crews pre-treated roads with salt brine and have readied snow removal equipment and supplies for rapid deployment.

.The Maryland State Police has activated the Snow Emergency Plan for Calvert County effective at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Current weather conditions and/or forecasts indicate that normal vehicular travel is or will become extremely dangerous. Motorists are encouraged to stay off of the roadways. This will allow emergency services and  SHA personnel to quickly respond to incidents and clear the roadways to prepare them for normal vehicular travel.

  The Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County has been placed into effect on January 12th, 2019 at 9:30p.m.The accumulation of snow and ice was the main factor in implementing the plan. Road conditions will be closely monitored and the Snow Emergency Plan will be lifted when the roads are safe for travel.

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