Sci-Tech

MDTA warns of spam text messages being sent to residents

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority is warning of spam/scam text messages being sent to residents. The spam SMS messages read, “Maryland-MDot Urgent” addressing “MDot customer” with a link. MDTA officials say anyone who receives such a text should ignore it. Theses messages are spam and have been reported to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s IT Department. Anyone who receives this …


Traffic, Weather

Maryland State Highway Administration deploys 2,700 pieces of equipment to handle nor’easter

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will remain in emergency operations mode as crews continue to respond to winter weather that has blanketed the state with snowfall and freezing rain. The National Weather Service expects freezing rain, snow, and high winds to impact most of the state. Snow, switching over to ice and rain, is expected Sunday …


Snow Emergency Plan in effect for Baltimore County, Governor Hogan provides update on statewide response to heavy snowfall

UPDATE: An additional 2 – 3″ of snow are expected to fall in the Baltimore area on Monday and into Tuesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—As the snow continues to fall in Maryland, the Snow Emergency Plan is now in effect for Baltimore County as of 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Maryland State Police declare snow emergencies with input …

Olszewski makes key personnel announcements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week made the following personnel announcements: Nominated C. Pete Gutwald to serve as Director of the Department of Permits Approvals and Inspections, effective January 15, 2021 Nominated Steve Lafferty to serve as Director of the Department of Planning effective January 15, 2021, and Named Jennifer M. Lynch, PhD. as Baltimore County’s Director of …

Baltimore County crews, plows ready for potential winter weather

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday affirmed the County’s readiness to respond to winter storms as the region prepares for the season’s first snow event forecast for Wednesday. “Our Department of Public Works stands ready to respond whenever winter weather hits to keep our residents safe,” Olszewski said. “Our crews are well-trained and our equipment is in great …

Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for heavy snowfall, adverse conditions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for heavy snowfall and other severe conditions anticipated on Wednesday and into Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Baltimore County with 12 to 18 inches of snow expected.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the …

Governor Hogan announces more than $13 million for 26 bicycle, pedestrian projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Hogan Administration on Wednesday announced more than $13 million in grants to support bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity across Maryland. Two federal grant programs will fund 26 projects sponsored by transportation agencies, local jurisdictions and nonprofits. The fiscal year 2021 funding includes more than $12 million from the Transportation Alternatives Program and more than $1 million from …

Construction begins at major White Marsh intersection

WHITE MARSH, MD—Construction has begun on improvements to a major intersection in White Marsh. Councilman David Marks reported on Thursday that work was under way at the Honeygo Boulevard/White Marsh Boulevard interchange. Construction will not occur during peak periods, but that likely means it will take longer to finish the needed work. “This is a major bottleneck and an upgrade …