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UPDATE: School Closing, Delay Info in Howard County

Snow isn't forecasted until after school starts Tuesday.

Snow may impact school openings Tuesday in Anne Arundel.|Photo credit: Patch file Snow may impact school openings Tuesday in Howard. Photo credit: Patch file
Snow may impact school openings Tuesday in Anne Arundel.|Photo credit: Patch file Snow may impact school openings Tuesday in Howard. Photo credit: Patch file

By Greg Hambrick and Jennifer Donatelli

Updated, 8:45 p.m.: With weather forecasts predicting a 100 percent chance of snow Tuesday—up to 5 or more inches—Howard County Public Schools have decided to turn this three-day weekend into four days off for the kids.

Howard County Schools will be closed for students and staff Tuesday, due to the weather forecast. Students were set to be off Tuesday for a teacher development day, but officials canceled that Monday, according to the HCPSS website.

Only AFSCME emergency employees report to work in accordance with procedures established by their supervisor or assistant manager.

The system’s curriculum information session scheduled for Tuesday at Oakland Mills High School will be postponed to a later date, officials announced on the website.

Liberal leave is in effect for all county employees Tueday, County Executive Ken Ulman announced on the Howard County government website.

There's a 100 percent chance of snow Tuesday, with accumulations of 5 inches or more possible. The heaviest snow is expected late morning through the afternoon on Tuesday.

An arctic front will drop temperatures down into the teens Tuesday. North winds around 10 mph to 15 mph are also expected, with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon and evening hours.

Lisa Albrecht Loveless January 22, 2014 at 09:39 AM
Um. It was already a four day weekend. The kids were already off on Tuesday. Its now a five day weekend. Look at the school calendar before you report next time.

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