BALTIMORE — Wednesday night most Marylanders went to bed with snow on the ground in what was the first storm of the 2020-2021 winter season.
By Thursday morning those same residents woke up to still see snow on the ground, but with ice on the roads in many places.
Depending on where you live in the state, snow fell anywhere from one to 12 inches.
Just to give you an idea of the conditions, from 9 am Wednesday to 5 am Thursday, Maryland State Police said they responded to 1159 calls for service.
Of those 356 were crashes, 226 for disabled or unattended vehicles, and 17 roadside hazards such as downed trees or wires.
According to a BGE map, there are still 145 active power outages affecting 2,201 customers. Over 1.3 million were served since the storm began.
Although many school students in Maryland continue to attend class virtually, most of those who don't and go in person were told not to come in and log in from home.
Some school districts like Cecil County even delayed online learning by a couple hours.
2/2: Students impacted by a power outage will not be marked as absent & will be provided the opportunity to complete their work once their power has been restored. Share this information with your child's school if your child was not able to log on because of a power outage.— CCPSMD (@CCPSMD) December 17, 2020
This meant some schools meal and transportation services were canceled.
In Timonium the weather caused COVID-19 testing to be shut down at the State Fairgrounds. The City closed its recycling and collection drop-off yards.
Right now several counties have chosen to keep their snow emergency plans activated, until conditions improve.
Snow emergency plans remain in effect for Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, Howard, Harford, Prince George’s, Baltimore and Cecil counties.— MD State Police (@MDSP) December 17, 2020