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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.


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
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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


Trash and recycling collections are running normally; please follow your regularly-scheduled collection days for all materials (including the usual holiday schedule).


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


Main Arteries

Example: Joppa Road, Owings Mills Boulevard


Feeder Roads

Example: Goucher Boulevard, Lyons Mill Road


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 or 410-887-3560.  

Revised December 3, 2020               
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