Westminster, MD, Friday, February 19, 2021 – Please be advised that the Carroll Transit System and Trailblazer routes are now canceled for today, Friday, February 19, 2021.

Other Carroll County Government offices remain as reported and will open at 10:00 AM today. No additional changes are anticipated.

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

The Carroll Transit System and Trailblazer closed today. Normal operations should return on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

“Carroll Transit System wants to take every precaution to protect the safety of its customers,” said Commissioner Ed Rothstein, President of the Board of Commissioners. “We want to promote safety first for everyone. Please continue to practice safe winter weather strategies.”

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 or if you know someone who may need 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 10pm and 8am.  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.