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The weather today will be cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers; high near 30 and a low around 23. West wind around 8 mph.

Wednesday’s snowstorm left us with a lot of the pretty white snow but, at least in my neck of the woods, we “only” received about 8″ to 10″ of accumulation.

Send us your photos and snow accumulation totals!

Forecasters say the snowfall that has piled up and ended the snow drought in many areas of the Northeast will be in no hurry to melt away as more cold days than not are likely to persist into Christmas Day.

Testing at the Garrett County Community COVID-19 testing site at the MEDCO building at the McHenry Business Park is canceled for Thursday, December 17th due to inclement weather and safety concerns. Persons who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms may call 301-334-7697 to schedule a test at the Garrett County Health Department office in Oakland. The next COVID-19 testing event at the McHenry site will be on Tuesday, December 22nd from 9 am – 12:30 pm.  Please visit garretthealth.org for additional testing information.

What’s New Around Town? Elite Appalachian Development is a training service focused on improving the overall performance and athleticism of Youth Athletes. Individual and group training services will be offered at a new centrally-located spot! Message Logan and tell him Deep Creek Times sent you!

The Board of Directors of County United Way unanimously appointed Michele Walker as interim executive director of the organization earlier this week. Walker has been with County United Way since 1997.

A panel discussion will be broadcast on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. to answer frequently asked questions on the local response related to COVID-19. The event will be the broadcast of a recorded session on the Garrett County Government’s Facebook page.

Garrett County leads the state in 7-day positive rate with 15.3% compared to the state rate of 7.5%. The county 7-day case rate per 100,000 is 71.4 compared to the state rate of 45.8. The total positives COVID-19 tests for Garrett County residents is 1,292, with 52 news cases being added since the last report on Monday, December 14th. The total county deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications is now 28, an increase of 8. The age range of the 28 local deaths is from 59 to 99.