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The weather today will be snow showers. High near 23 and a low around 20. Breezy, with a west wind around 24 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible and night-time snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in place until 12pm today (Thursday) and, at the time of writing, the Snow Emergency Plan is in effect.

The rumors are not true — WIsp Resort IS making snow! Most of their trails are open and 24 of 39 groomed.

Gena Sweeney shared her “wake-up” view with us:

Gena Sweeney Snow Day Feb 27

The first measurements are showing that we received about 3″ of snow overnight. The schools are closed and we have a snow day!

Applications for the fall paramedic program are now open. An Associate’s (AAS) Degree is also available for current paramedics. See the Garrett College story about the program.

Our little community has news to share on the recent coronavirus news: “We want you to know that there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland or neighboring states, but now is the time to prepare,” said Cindy Mankamyer, Communicable Disease Nurse at the Garrett County Health Department. “Since this virus is known to spread by respiratory droplets, much like seasonal influenza, frequent hand-washing with soap and water or alcohol-based gel, coughing or sneezing into a tissue, and avoidance of touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands are proven strategies.”

Also, the Garrett County Health Department is offering a drug prevention program for parents and/or caregivers of children grades 5-12 called “How to Drug Proof Your Kids”. This free class begins on March 10th. To register call 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.

Plan for tomorrow’s Friday Night Game Night at Garrett College. FREE from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

An interesting event is coming up this weekend at nearby Alpine Lake — Paint ‘n Sip tomorrow, Friday, February 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Choose one of two paintings or a holiday ceramic figure. $35 per person includes a glass of wine in the price.