Schools closed Mon­day after week­end snow

The Star Democrat - - FRONT PAGE - By KAYLA RIVAS kri­[email protected]­dem.com

EAS­TON — Schools across the MidShore are closed Mon­day after a week­end storm brought sev­eral inches of snow to the re­gion.

With snow ex­pected to con­tinue into late Sun­day night and overnight into Mon­day, the school sys­tems an­nounced the clos­ings Sun­day af­ter­noon into Sun­day evening. Schools in Tal­bot, Queen Anne’s, Caro­line, Dorch­ester and Kent coun­ties will be closed Mon­day.

Although ma­jor routes largely re­mained clear through­out the day Sun­day, school and trans­porta­tion of­fi­cials had con­cerns about back roads and the ef­fect of the con­tin­ued snow­fall, pos­si­bly mixed with sleet and rain Sun­day af­ter­noon.

A win­ter storm warn­ing re­mained in ef­fect un­til 1 a.m. Mon­day, with ad­di­tional snow ac­cu­mu­la­tions of 2-4 inches for a to­tal of 6-8 inches since Sat­ur­day night, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice.

NWS said travel could be very dif­fi­cult due to snow-cov­ered and slip­pery roads.

If you must travel, keep an ex­tra flash­light, food and wa­ter in your ve­hi­cle in case of an emer­gency.

The lat­est road con­di­tions may be ob­tained by call­ing 5-1-1.

Geneva Har­ri­son, emer­gency co­or­di­na­tor for the Tal­bot County De­part­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices, pro­vided a weather up­date as of 10 a.m. Sun­day.

“We are op­er­at­ing un­der a Phase 1 Snow Emer­gency Plan, mean­ing mo­tor ve­hi­cles shall be equipped with chains or tires per­mit­ted by the state for use dur­ing snow emer­gen­cies,” she wrote.

Har­ri­son said to avoid park­ing on roads des­ig­nated for snow emer­gency routes

“Snow will be mod­er­ate to heavy at times this morn­ing. Snow may mix with rain and sleet briefly this af­ter­noon be­fore tran­si­tion­ing back to snow dur­ing the evening. Snow will end late this evening and overnight,” she said.

“Please use cau­tion and stay off of the roads if pos­si­ble.”

For the lat­est radar, visit: https:// radar.weather.gov/Conus/nor th­east.php.

For the lat­est fore­cast, visit: www. weather.gov/phi.

The Tal­bot County De­part­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices Face­book page also has in­for­ma­tion on weather and clo­sures.

Ac­cord­ing to Har­ri­son, snow­fall to­tals as of 10 a.m. were: Air­port: 4 inches

Trappe: 4.5 inches

St. Michaels: 5 inches Eas­ton: 4.5 inches Til­gh­man: 4.5 inches

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF BILL BEALL

A pad­dle­boarder braves the Marshy­hope Creek near Fed­er­als­burg on Sun­day after a storm brought about 4” of snow to the area.

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