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The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 60 and a low around 47. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Rain, overnight, mainly after 2am.

There was some snow in the Northern-end of the county yesterday. Here’s a screengrab of the State Highway camera at Keyser’s Ridge from Allegany Mountains Weather:

Allegheny Mountains Weather 3-25-20

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales shared this message from the Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations at the Garrett County Public Schools: Help is needed to provide local students with meals while schools are closed. If you are able to volunteer, contact Jane Wildesen,

  • At the Dennett Road (DR) Complex, Wednesday, March 25 – Friday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m., we are asking volunteers to help deliver meals to homes across GC.
  • On Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 am, we will need help at DR to prep food for delivery on Monday, March 30th.
  • On Monday, March 30, we will need volunteers at 10:45 at DR to deliver 5 days of meals to homes across GC.

In order to better coordinate local resources, the Garrett County Health Department is conducting an anonymous survey:

For state-wide COVID-19 resources, you can visit the Maryland Department of Health and The Office of Governor Larry Hogan websites.

State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday she is extending the statewide school closure another 4 weeks until April 24, 2020.

Check the real-time Census response rates at the 2020 Census Response Rates website: you can drill down and see state, county, or cities and census tracts. The site is updated each day at 3:00 PM.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources asks the fishing public to be patient during these trying times and to check the trout stocking website periodically for any updates to open times and stocking dates.

Thanks to Pat O’Hammy for sharing his helmet-cam video of mountain biking at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Note the lake view off through the trees to the left.

Pat Hammy Bikes at Deep Creek Lake State Park