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The weather today will be snow and freezing rain before 11am, then freezing rain likely between 11am and 1pm, then rain after 1pm. High near 33 and a low around 32. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. New ice accumulation, overnight, of less than 0.1 of an inch possible.

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST TUESDAY

Snow over the Yough in Oakland, MD

 

The Deep Creek Lake Community Office of First United Bank & Trust is teaming up with the Garrett County Animal Shelter!  Drop off your pet supply and monetary donations now through December 30. Most needed items are below but all donations are welcome and appreciated!

Dog & Puppy/Cat & Kitten Food – Dry and canine Cat Litter – Pellet and Clay
Blankets, towels and sheets
Dog & Cat Treats – Soft & Crunchy

This week the Loar Auxiliary Gift Shop will be continuing their Ten Days of Christmas Sale. Each day a different gift item will be on sale for 25% off. Items include purses, Santa and Snowman motif items.  All Jewelry will be 25%, including Ginger Snaps. They will also be placing all Christmas Decor such as wind chimes and ornaments on sale for 25% off this week. On Friday they will be featuring 25% off Frozen 2 Ty characters, Sven, Olaf, Princess Anna and Elsa.

Does Alcohol Use Affect People Who Don’t Drink? by the Garrett County Health Department.

The Gift of Trees is a program where Marylanders purchase native trees — either a single tree or a grove of 10 trees — for planting in a public place to honor a celebration, commemoration, or observation. Orders must be placed by Dec. 17 to ensure delivery of a Gift of Trees certificate in time for the holidays. Read more.

The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area was recently awarded $100,000.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host an online information session from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to solicit public input regarding the development of a work plan for the second phase of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund. The fund is providing $1 million annually for three years to protect and restore 16 state-owned lakes throughout Maryland.

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has developed a winter-themed infographic to help homeowners keep everyone in the family, including family pets, safe during the winter months.

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