Business, Sci-Tech

BALTIMORE GAS PRICES: National average ticks higher for eighth straight week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—For the eighth straight week, the national average price of gasoline has risen, posting a 1.6 cent per gallon gain from a week ago to $3.07 per gallon on Monday according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average now stands 3.7 cents higher …


Traffic, Weather

Northbound Harford Road, Loch Raven Drive closed

UPDATE: All lanes on Harford Road have been reopened. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The wet weather continued to wreak havoc on local roadways on Friday morning. At 9 a.m., the Maryland State Highway Administration reported that northbound Harford Road was closed just past Factory Road in Glen Arm due to a downed tree. Loch Raven Drive is also closed …


Parkville/Carney roads flooded following heavy rain, vehicles stuck

PARKVILLE/CARNEY, MD—Several local streets are flooded following severe storms that moved through northeastern Baltimore County on Thursday. Storm and flood warnings were issued for much of the area on Thursday afternoon as a cold front passed through the region. At 3:30 p.m., Baltimore County Emergency Management advised that the area of Loch Raven Boulevard at Joan Avenue (21234) is flooded, …

Sobriety checkpoints set for Baltimore this weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Heading downtown this weekend?  As part of Maryland’s ongoing efforts to support public safety efforts in Baltimore, a combined task force is set to operate sobriety checkpoints in the city this weekend to identify and arrest impaired drivers. A team comprised of members of the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, and the Baltimore Police Department will conduct …

Councilman Marks announces resurfacing of three miles of older Parkville/Carney streets

PARKVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Sunday announced that some of the oldest streets in the Parkville/Carney area will be resurfaced shortly. Altogether, nearly three miles of roads will be improved in communities west of Satyr Hill Road and the Baltimore beltway bridge at Joppa Road. Affected roads will include parts or all of Dunwoody Circle; Dunwoody Road; Eddington …

Baltimore County launches traffic stop data dashboard

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday released a new interactive data dashboard displaying detailed information about police traffic stops in Baltimore County. This new dashboard expands Olszewski’s unprecedented efforts to provide more information to the public and increase transparency and accountability. “Building a culture of transparency is critical for making our government more responsive and accountable to the people …

Flash Flood Watch issued for Nottingham area on Thursday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Nottingham area on Thursday. The watch will be in effect from 3 p.m. through the evening hours. Showers and thunderstorms are expected Thursday afternoon and evening. Rainfall amounts will average around a 1/2-inch, but locally higher amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible in a short …

Harford Road closed due to fallen tree

KINGSVILLE, MD—Harford Road has been shut down in the Kingsville area. At just before 1 p.m. on Saturday, the Maryland State Highway Administration reported that a fallen tree was blocking the roadway in the area of Harford Road at New Cut Road. Harford Road is currently closed in both directions. Motorists should use an alternate route.