Westminster, MD, Tuesday, January 16, 2024 – Due to inclement weather, Carroll County Government offices will open at 10:00 AM today, Tuesday, January 16, 2024. The delayed opening will assist safe travel for commuters around the county as uncertain conditions are expected throughout the area. 


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

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

The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will also begin at 10:00 AM.

Please put safety first, stay off the roads if you can, and if you must travel, give the snow equipment room to do their work.

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/. Also explore the Carroll County Department of Public Safety’s Facebook and X, formerly known as Twitter (@CarrCoMDPubSafe) for more tips on how to stay safe during wintry weather.

For those seeking shelter:  Human Services Programs (HSP) of Carroll County, Inc. operates a year-round night by night shelter serving individuals that are 18 and over and street homeless. The shelter is located at 127 Stoner Avenue in Westminster and accepts nightly participants on a walk-in basis starting at 7:00 pm with stays through 8:00 am (or 10:00 am if applicable) the following morning.  Contact 410-386-6679 for more information and to learn if there is a reevaluation.  Hot food is available. Participants must enter by 10:00 pm.

County non-emergencies:  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.