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The weather today will be cloudy with a chance of snow showers and freezing rain. A high near 30 and a low around 17. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. There is a slight winter threat for Saturday, and Monday into Tuesday. If these threats materialize, they may cause travel disruptions.

The Snow Emergency Plan for Garrett County went into effect at 2030 hours (8:30 PM) yesterday. We received nearly 8″ of snow overnight. It’s a pretty slippery snow; my husband couldn’t get in the driveway after work yesterday.

Send us your winter DCL photos! We’d love to see your winter wonderland! Email info@deepcreektimes.com

COVID-19 testing at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park is canceled today due to inclement weather. Persons with symptoms may call the Garrett County Health Department at 301-334-7697 to schedule an appointment. Testing will resume on Tuesday unless otherwise announced.

Did you know? Maryland State Parks welcomed a record number of visitors in 2020—more than 20 million—far surpassing the previous record of 14.9 million total visitors in 2019.

Thanks to Cody Organ for sharing his winter vacation photos with us (and you!):

A reminder from the Town of Oakland: The Town’s weather forecast for the coming weekend and next week calls for low temperatures within the 20’s and below. The anticipation of extremely cold temperatures may have an effect on the Town’s water distribution system and may result in higher than normal water main failures. The Town of Oakland Water Department recommends that citizens and businesses consider leaving a small trickle of water running in a sink to avoid water line freezing. See more tips about avoiding freezing pipes here.