Calvert County Government Offices and Circuit Court Will Remain Closed Friday, January 5, Due to Frigid Temperatures and Hazardous Road Conditions
Calvert County government offices and circuit court will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, January 5, due to continued frigid temperatures, wind-driven snow drifts, black ice conditions and hypothermia threats.
The Calvert County Department of Public Safety strongly urges all citizens to stay off the roads tonight and tomorrow morning until crews can adequately clear and treat the roads.
“The plummeting temperatures will not be our friend tonight,” explained Calvert County Board of County Commissioners’ President Evan Slaughenhoupt. “We urge citizens to stay off the roads. If you must travel use extreme caution. Our crews are experiencing treacherous black ice conditions this evening as well as hyperthermia threats, and the sub-zero temperatures haven’t even arrived yet.” Slaughenhoupt added, “Please, exercise good judgement. This is a serious situation.”
The following Calvert County services are affected by the closure:
- All Calvert County government offices are closed Jan. 5.
- The Calvert County Circuit Court is closed Jan. 5.
- County bus service is not available Jan. 5.
- All county Parks and Recreation activities, rentals and programs are canceled for Jan. 5.
- The county’s community centers, nature center, parks, the Chesapeake Hills Golf Course and the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center are closed Jan. 5.
- County convenience centers and the Appeal Landfill are closed Jan. 5.
- Calvert County libraries are closed Jan. 5.
- The Calvert Marine Museum will be closed Jan. 5
Stay abreast of local information and weather notices by signing up for Calvert ALERT, a notification system that can send messages by text, email, fax, land line and pager.
Residents are urged to visit the county website Emergency Alerts link to register for the notification service. Those without Internet access can call 410-535-1600, ext. 2638, to sign up. Residents are also encouraged to stay on top of emergency information by downloading the free “Prepare Me Calvert” emergency preparedness mobile application now available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices through the Apple App Store or the Google Play market.
Monitor the Calvert County government web site at www.co.cal.md.us