Skip Navigation

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Public Safety News


Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Keyword: road closures

Worthington Valley Area Affected

Baltimore County police are advising local residents and others about temporary road closures set for Saturday, April 29, because of the Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase.

Beginning at 2 p.m., eastbound traffic will be diverted on Tufton Avenue onto southbound Dover Road. Westbound traffic on Tufton Avenue will be stopped for pedestrians as needed. This will allow race-goers to safely cross Tufton Avenue on foot.

The following roads will be closed from 3 to 6 p.m. during the race and until most of the crowd leaves the temporary parking areas:

  • Worthington Avenue and Tufton Avenue
  • Belmont Avenue and Butler Road
  • Mantua Mill Road and Geist Road
  • Tufton Avenue and Falls Road
  • Dover Road and Tufton Ridge Road

No Parking signs will be posted the night before the race. Parking regulations will be strictly enforced.

Traffic is expected to return to normal by 6 p.m.

Baltimore County is host to the 24th Annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. On Sunday, October 23 runners from around the state will meet at the “Race Village” located on the parking lots of the Executive Plaza in Hunt Valley.

Participants and others will begin arriving at 6 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m.

To help the event run smoothly, officers from the Baltimore County Police Department will be on hand to keep runners, volunteers, onlookers, and others safe. They are aware of the problems that motorists may face during the race and will direct traffic to keep it moving as efficiently as possible.

Police strongly suggest drivers avoid the area between 6 and 11:30 a.m. because of heavy traffic and road closures.

Road closures are as follows:

  • Shawan Road at York Road: No westbound traffic will be allowed to travel on Shawan Road after 5:45 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. all southbound traffic on York Road will be allowed as far as the Giant parking lot.
  • Shawan Road at the entrance to the Hunt Valley Towne Centre (east entrance, across from Verizon): No traffic will be allowed to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m.
  • Shawan Road at main entrance to Hunt Valley Towne Centre (near Light Rail): No traffic will be allowed to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m. (Once the race ends on Shilling Road, eastbound Shawan Road will be opened).
Revised June 27, 2017