Local schools, universities and government offices remain closed as winter keeps its icy hold on the region. The following are the closures or delays for Tuesday, March 4, 2014 for Maryland, Delaware and Virginia:
MARYLAND -- CLOSED:
Caroline County Schools
Dorchester County Schools - Closed / 12 month employees on a 2-hour delay
Queen Anne's County Public Schools - Closed / 12 Month Employees Report
Salisbury University - Closed / Essential Personnel Report
Schools and governments throughout the mid-Atlantic region are taking another snow day and authorities are urging people to stay off treacherous roads as rain turns to ice and snow. The following schools, universities and other government offices are closed or delayed for Monday, March 3, 2014 for Maryland, Delaware and Virginia:
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are bracing for up to 10 inches of snow, a winter storm warning is in effect for the entire state.
Gov. Jack Markell declared a state of emergency for Monday, along with a driving warning. The state government will be closed. The city of Wilmington also will be closed Monday.
The Delaware Department of Transportation says road crews will report Sunday evening in New Castle County and at midnight in Kent County. The state plans to have 450 pieces of equipment ready to clear roads statewide.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are urging state residents to refrain from traveling during Monday's winter storm if possible.
Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a statement Sunday, urging residents to exercise extreme caution if travel is necessary. He says employers should consider worker and customer safety when deciding whether to open for business on Monday.
By early Sunday evening, Prince George's County schools had cancelled classes.
HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire at a poultry building in Harrington this weekend.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office says the fire broke out Saturday afternoon. No chickens were in the building when the fire was discovered.
One male firefighter was taken to Christiana Hospital in Newark for smoke inhalation. Another male firefighter was taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover for smoke inhalation. Both were in stable condition.
State fire investigators are trying to determine the cause and origin of the blaze.