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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.

Stormfighter

When severe weather strikes, Stormfighter is your one-stop resource for preparation and recovery.

Find breaking storm updates, snow route status, view current traffic conditions, report storm-related problems, and more. 

Report an Issue

Report storm-related issues such as unplowed streets or downed trees. If this is an emergency, dial 911 immediately.

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County Road Closures
County Office Closures

 

Trash Collection Status

Inclement weather may delay your trash, recycling or yard materials pickup. In some cases, County drop-off facilities may be closed.

The County makes every effort to collect items on schedule if your street or alley is passable, although collection time may be later than normal. Unless otherwise instructed, set your items out as usual and leave them out until they are picked up.

Trash and Recycling Collection

Operating

Trash and Recycling Collection

Trash, recycling and yard material collections are running normally; please follow your regularly-scheduled collection days for all materials (including the usual holiday schedule). However, there are still high volumes of material being collected, and collectors may not be able to take all bags of yard material on a single collection day. If this happens, please leave your yard material out until collection occurs.

 

Drop-Off Centers

Open

Trash and Recycling Drop-Off Centers

All three drop-off centers are currently in service with normal operating hours (including the usual holiday schedule). However, visitors and employees are now required to wear masks onsite and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. These requirements will be strictly enforced. Driver's licenses will still be scanned to confirm residency.

 

Plowing and Salting

In What Order are Streets Cleared

1

Main Arteries

Example: Joppa Road, Owings Mills Boulevard

2

Feeder Roads

Example: Goucher Boulevard, Lyons Mill Road

3

Community Streets

Including Courts and Cul-de-Sacs

snowplows driving on an expressway.

The County does not plow alleys or private roads.

Approximate Plowing Time

Less Than 6 inches

24 Hours

After Last Snowfall

More Than 6 inches

48 Hours

After Last Snowfall

Very Heavy Snowfall

Plows Concentrate on Main Roads

During an average snowfall of 2 to 4 inches, it takes six hours for crews to salt all County roads.

Snow Facts

423 trucks and equipment
491 personnel
2,700 miles of roadway
 
  

Contact Us

Contact the Bureau of Highways at storm@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3560.  

 
 
Revised March 7, 2019               
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