Carroll County schools will open on schedule, with two exceptions

Century High, Hampstead Elementary remain without power

August 29, 2011

As much of the region continues to recover from closed roads, downed power lines and other remnants of Hurricane Irene, Carroll County Public Schools officials said Monday that the school system will open tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, on time and as scheduled — with two exceptions.

Hampstead Elementary School and Century High School will not open on Tuesday due to power outages at those two schools, according to school system officials. There was no immediate word on when they would open.

Staff at Century High School and Hampstead Elementary School should still report to the school on time tomorrow, according to a release sent out by school officials.

As of 5:27 p.m. on Monday, some 10,574 customers of BGE in Carroll County were still without power from the hurricane, although utility crews had already restored power to another 11,056 that had lost power over the weekend.

Extended hours at landfill to accommodate cleanup

Meanwhile, county government announced that to facilitate cleanup efforts following Hurricane Irene, hours of operation for the Hoods Mill Landfill, 7901 Kabik Court, Woodbine, would be extended. The landfill will be open daily starting Tuesday, Aug. 30 through Saturday, Sept. 3. The hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Only yard waste and tree branches will be accepted on Tuesday through Friday. There is no charge for Carroll County residents who show their driver's license as proof of residency. Commercial businesses must use the Northern Landfill, 1400 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, to dispose of wood waste at a fee of $20 per ton.

Also, the county said the size limitations for wood waste have been temporarily increased to allow more cleanup of storm debris. Branches, trunks and clean stumps up to 12 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length will be accepted at both Northern Landfill and Hoods Mill Landfill through Saturday, September 10.

On Saturday, Sept. 3, Hoods Mill Landfill will be open with full recycling and trash drop-off services. Fees apply for trash disposal.

For more information, contact Carroll County Government Bureau of Solid Waste at 410-386-2035.

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