Closings, cancellations due to storm

February 11, 2010|By Baltimore Sun staff

Wednesday's storm has spurred these closings and cancellations:

Government and schools
• Most area schools and government offices, including the state and federal government, will be closed today. Harford County and Carroll County government offices are closed Friday.

• Trash and recycling pickup will be suspended.

• Post offices are open and mail carriers will resume deliveries Thursday, according to the U.S. Postal Service. But residents must clear away the snow from their mailboxes as well as a path leading to the receptacles, the Postal Service warned. Carriers will not deliver mail to areas deemed unsafe.

• Maryland Transit Administration bus routes are coming back into service after operations were suspended at the height of Wednesday's blizzard. Light rail service is suspended. MARC train service has been canceled on all lines. No trains will run on the Penn, Brunswick or Camden lines. A decision about service for Friday will be made Thursday evening.

• Two runways are open at BWI; check with your airline before heading to the airport.

• Baltimore is under Phase II of the city's Snow Emergency Plan, which means that non-emergency vehicles are permitted on the roadways, but parking restrictions on Snow Emergency routes are still in effect.

• Parking on Annapolis's snow emergency routes remained banned on Thursday. Free parking for city residents remains available at the three city garages until further notice, he said. Officials have asked that residents keep their cars off the street so that plows can get through.

More information, alphabetized:


• 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 Feb. 11.

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.


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. to 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 Thursday.

• 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 adjourn 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 Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14, and all events and activities are postponed or canceled. The museum is also delaying the opening of Cezanne and American Modernism to Wednesday, Feb. 17.

• 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.

• Saturday's Baltimore Harbor Watershed Association workshop has been rescheduled for Feb. 20. The workshop, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Casimir's Hall in Canton, is intended to get residents working on a plan for cleaning up what's draining into the harbor from those communities' streets.


The Contemporary Museum has postponed its Feb. 11 lecture with Art in American editor Richard Vine. A new date has not been set.

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