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@BACOemergency on Twitter and Snowfighter Web Page Now Feature Live Traffic Cam Feeds

For the most recent updates from the Department of Public Works and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management regarding winter storm operations, follow @BACOemergency on Twitter.

Live Traffic Camera Feeds and Road Closures Now Included

The County Snowfighter web feature includes recent upgrades to assist travelers. The page now provides a link to live traffic camera feeds from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART). It also offers a link to the County’s list of road closures, which provides details on roads that are currently closed due to repairs, accidents, weather or other hazards. This list is updated frequently, so we recommend that people check back often for the latest status.

State roads and interstates are not included. For information on those roads, please see the Maryland Department of Transportation’s travel advisories and road closures web page at http://www.chart.md.gov/TravInfo/Default.aspx.


photo of heavy snow on awningRecommendations from the County Fire Marshall and Building Engineer…

  • Avoid walking under awnings and other lightweight canopies.
  • Make sure you are able to open your exterior doors in the event of an emergency. You may want to keep storm doors in the open position to avoid these outward swinging doors being blocked by deep snow. Try slightly opening your exterior doors to see that they operate easily.
  • Watch for overhanging snow and ice that may become dislodged and fall suddenly.
  • Avoid being under skylights where possible.
  • Clear roof drainage areas of ice and snow to avoid back up of water into down spouts that could cause ice/snow damming of roofs and gutters.
  • Maintain a path from the exterior exit doors so that you can move to a safe distance from your house in case of fire.
  • Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide-detectors for proper operation.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and relatives.
  • If you have concerns about the safety of your home, then relocate to a safe structure. Plan ahead with a nearby neighbor to assist in relocating to another nearby home/building.

Topics Include Snow Operations, Quitting Smoking and the County's Legislative and Budget Priorities in Annapolis

The January edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” highlights the following topics:

  • Winter Storm Operations – Get the perspective from behind the snowplow from two of Baltimore County’s Snowfighters.
        
  • 2016 General Assembly Priorities – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz details the County’s legislative and budget priorities for this year’s legislative session in Annapolis.
       
  • Get Help to Quit Smoking – Baltimore County’s Health Department has resources to help you quit – for good!

To view streaming video of the show, go to the Hello Baltimore County page.

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

  • Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Noon, 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1 p.m., 8 p.m.
  • Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016