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