Closings, cancellations due to new storm

February 10, 2010|By Baltimore Sun staff

The new storm has triggered a new round of closings and cancellations:

Government and schools
• Most area schools and government offices, including the state and federal government, will be closed today and Thursday.

• Trash and recycling pickup will be suspended.

• Mail service is canceled for the Baltimore region Wednesday.

• Gov. Martin O'Malley asked residents to stay off the roads, and state officials will be quicker to close roads where there are disabled vehicles.

• The city plans to continue towing cars from snow emergency routes.

Utility
• Utility crews had restored power to all but about 6,000 homes, mostly in Montgomery County, but officials warned of new outages.

Transit
• Bus and light rail service is suspended. MARC train service has been canceled on all lines this morning. No trains will run on the Penn, Brunswick or Camden lines. A decision has not yet been made about Thursday service.

• BWI is likely to be closed, though crews will continue to clear runways.

• With Baltimore under Phase III of the city's Snow Emergency Plan, Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings Blake and Fire Chief James Clack issued additional orders to hospital and emergency personnel. Emergency personnel en route to hospitals are instructed stay home while Phase III is in effect. Hospitals have been notified and should be prepared to keep all staff in place for continuity of operations until further notice.

More information, alphabetized:

A

• The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Winter Maritime Seminar scheduled for Thursday, "Smart" Buoys and the Captain John Smith Trail, has been postponed until Thursday, April 1.

• The American Visionary Art Museum will be closed on Feb. 11.

• The Annapolis Police Department's Neighborhood Watch block captain training program scheduled for the evening of Feb. 9 is canceled.

Anne Arundel Community College is rescheduling its Feb. 6, Black History Month presentation, "The Boss: Blue Angels Capt. Donnie Cochran." The free presentation will now take place Saturday, Feb. 13.

• The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works has suspended curbside recycling and trash pickup for Feb. 9.


B

• The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Feb. 11 8 p.m. concert at Strathmore Music Hall is cancelled.

Babe's Birthday Bash at the Babe Ruth Museum has been postponed again until Feb. 19. The event will be held at Sports Legends Museum from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Additionally, on Feb. 20, the Babe Ruth Museum will show Babe Ruth movies at the Babe Ruth Birthplace from noon until closing in honor of Ruth's birthday.

BaltimoreACTS has postponed "Rock to Rebuild," the Feb. 11 Haiti benefit concert at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The event will be rescheduled for March.

• The Baltimore Blast has postponed Friday night's home game against the Philadelphia KiXX, rescheduling the contest for Saturday, March 13 at 1st Mariner Arena. Game time is set for 7:35 p.m. The bobblehead promotion that was set for Friday's game -- featuring Machel Millwood and Mike Lookingland -- also is rescheduled for March 13.

• Trash and recycling collections in Baltimore City are canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

• This week's weather has altered the schedule of meetings of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Tuesday's board meeting has been rescheduled for Feb. 16, and a public hearing on proposed boundary lines for West Towson Elementary School that had been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 10. The March 10 public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Loch Raven High School, at 1212 Cowpens Road in Towson.

• The parent company of Baltimore County Savings Bank says it plans to start its annual shareholders meeting the afternoon of Feb. 10 and then immediately adjoin until 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday "to allow stockholders to safely attend the annual meeting in person." The later meeting will be held at BCSB Bancorp Inc.'s Perry Hall office, 4208 Ebenezer Road.

The Baltimore Museum of Art will be closed on Feb. 10. The Baltimore Museum of Art African American History Month Family Day (originally scheduled for Feb. 7) has been postponed until Feb. 28.

• Baltimore County's 2010 Black Saga Competition scheduled for Feb. 6 has been rescheduled to its snow date of Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., Owings Mills.


C

Carroll County public schools will be closed Wednesday. School offices and the central office will be closed. The Board of Education meeting is canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Center Stage has cancelled the Feb. 11 E. Faye Butler Cabaret. However, the Feb. 11 performance of "Let There Be Love" is on. There is information on ticket exchanges available at www.centerstage.org.

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