Westminster, MD, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – Due to impending inclement weather, Carroll County Government offices will open at 10:00 AM tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, 2021. A reevaluation will occur early on 2/11/21 with any updated information communicated at approximately 7:00 AM. Please monitor for updates before traveling.

The Board of County Commissioners’ Open Sessions will be held virtually at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM, regardless of any change in the status of the government building. View the 10:00 AM live stream here and the 1:30 PM session here.

The Resource Recovery Park (Northern Landfill) will open at 10:00 AM.   

The Carroll Transit System and Trailblazer will also begin services at 10:00 AM.

“All residents please be cautious and take good care of yourself and others,” said Commissioner President Ed Rothstein. “Put safety first by slowing down, expecting slippery roads and surfaces and potentially hazardous conditions.”

Also, with numerous winter weather storms possible in the next few days, please check for updates before visiting any county sites.

Official Forecast Information: https://www.weather.gov/lwx/winter

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

Additional winter weather safety information is available in the Carroll County Citizens Guide to Emergency Preparedness:  https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/directory/public-safety/emergency-management/citizens-guide-to-emergency-preparedness/

For those seeking shelter: Human Services Programs of Carroll County is operating a temporary shelter located at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 17 Bond St. in Westminster.  This is a 24-hour shelter that serves as a Day Center during daytime hours. The day center is a drop-in center that offers activities, access to charging stations, shelter from the weather, case management services, televisions and also serves as a warming center during extreme temperature weather events. The shelter phone number is 443-201-3428.  There are no admissions between 10 pm and 8 am.  You must be able to negotiate 12 steps for access to the building. If this is not possible, please call staff at the Adult Only Shelter (410-386-6679) who will provide an accessible alternative.

Services include a warm, safe place to sleep at night, case management/community resource connection assistance, nightly dinner, light breakfast items/snacks and hot beverages.

Participants are required to engage in a COVID screening process upon entry into the building with a positive screen requiring additional testing and services from outside medical staff. Face masks must be worn at all times, except when eating or sleeping. Participants must remain 6 feet apart from others.

Residents wishing to report snow-related non-emergencies such as mailbox damage should use the county’s See Click Report site and mobile app.

For more information on local cold weather resources, including energy assistance, visit the Carroll County Health Department cold weather webpage or check out the Carroll County Health Department on Facebook.