Thursday February 18

The weather today will be snow. High near 25 and a low around 24. East wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible and nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

The snow emergency plan was implemented this morning at 2:00am.

Note the following government and COVID-19 sites are closed today due to inclement weather:
-Garrett County Health Department offices (including all clinics)
-COVID-19 testing at the Health Department and the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park
-Garrett County Circuit Court
-Garrett County Courthouse (but all County offices are open remotely via phone and email)

Today isn’t the best day for a road trip but you can sit back and virtually plan your adventure along Maryland’s scenic byways. There are two right here in Garrett County.

The Red, Blue & Green trails at Herrington Manor State Park were last groomed on February 16th. Get out and take a long lunch break if you can…  I went cross country skiing at Herrington Manor last Friday and it was absolutely perfect.

Participating in the Tucker Community Foundation’s Run For It event has become a tradition in supporting the Kalie Hostutler Ashby Academic Achievement Fund at Garrett College. Through this event, $2,682.39 was raised in honor of the late Kalie Hostutler Ashby and to provide textbook scholarships to GC students.

I worked with Kalie and I hold many fond memories <3

From a LawnStarter report “many of the best vacation rental home cities are near attractions in greater Appalachia”. Over half of Americans plan to travel in 2021, and more than a third will stay in a vacation home or homeshare rental during the winter and spring. Get here: Deep Creek Lake is proving to be an excellent location for a vacation home.

Be careful out there! Here are the current local road condition cameras:
Deep Creek Lake State Highway Cam

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