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The weather today will be rain before 1pm, then snow likely. Temperature falling to around 30 by 4pm; overnight low of 21. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible; overnight snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

There are many power outages this morning — reported by First Energy:

Accident: 221 of 1,279
Bittinger: 62 of 63
Bloomington: <5 of 152
Deer Park: 173 of 449
Friendsville: 9 of 746
Grantsville: 644 of 2,332
Kitzmiller: 268 of 332
McHenry: 1,110 of 2,911
Oakland: 3,110 of 8,178
Swanton: 2,378 of 2,846

Kitzmiller Fire Department shared photos of their work last night:

Kitzmiller Fire Dept Clearing Trees Dec 16 2019

Garrett County Public Schools and Garrett College are both closed today. We have seen that several businesses are without power, so check before you venture out today.

The Maryland Sport Fisheries Achievement Award will recognize an individual who has provided sustained efforts in habitat management, conservation, education, research, or other meaningful contributions that benefit fish and recreational fishing in Maryland. Read more.

Judy Center Early Learning Hubs celebrate.

The Maryland Insurance Administration wants to hear from you — the University of Baltimore is conducting a survey of Maryland residents who live in low-income, rural, or medically underserved areas in Maryland. The survey explores why some individuals don’t buy health insurance and why some other individuals who have health insurance don’t use their benefits.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters reported 8,061 deer taken on the opening day of the 2019 Maryland firearm season, Nov. 30. This represents a 29% increase over last year’s Saturday opener. The overall weekend harvest of 9,201 was down 9% from 2018 due to nearly non-stop rain and wind across the state on Sunday. The harvest total includes 4,248 antlered and 4,953 antlerless deer, including 147 antlered and 126 antlerless sika deer. The two-week deer firearm season runs through Dec. 14.

Stay safe and warm out there!