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Date: Jan 22, 2016

Representatives from Baltimore County Fire, Police, Public Works and other agencies are coordinating a multi-agency response to the blizzard from the Baltimore County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC will remain active for the duration of this event and its aftermath.

The EOC activated at 6 p.m.

Residents should remain indoors during this dangerous storm; high winds and accumulations of 18 to 30 inches are projected for our area.

.For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. For non-emergency concerns, call 410-887-2222.

Storm Information

  • Our "Snowfighter" information page provides comprehensive snow removal and storm information.
  • Updates will be posted throughout the storm on Twitter @BACOemergency. All tweets also will appear on
  • Updates will be posted as needed on this news blog.

Coastal Concerns

Because of the high winds, emergency managers and National Weather Service (NWS) experts are concerned about wind-driven wave action along the Chesapeake Bay, including bay communities in Baltimore County. NWS says that "wind, waves and snow"  are the threats to residents who live along the water. The most damaging winds are expected from 3 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Residents should stay indoors, be prepared for power outages, avoid large trees and stay away from the water.

Tidal flooding is not a serious concern with this storm, NWS experts say.

Original release (January 22, 2016  9:56 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting in Essex that left a man injured.
The investigation has indicated that just after 9 p.m. on Thursday, a 28-year-old man was standing in front of his home in the Unit block of Honey Locust Court 21221. The suspect approached him and fired several shots at him, striking him once in the lower body.
The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
Detectives were able to identify the suspect and take him into custody. They believe that this was a targeted crime.
The suspect’s information will be released after his bail hearing.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.
Revised June 27, 2017