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All St. Mary's public schools will reopen Wednesday, Oct. 31, the school system announced on Tuesday, as the county continued to deal with the residual conditions and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Patuxent River Naval Air Station lifted its “mission essential personnel” status posture as of noon, Tuesday, Oct. 30. Operations will return to normal on Oct. 31. Employees with extenuating circumstances are advised to contact their supervisors for reporting instructions.

The county’s commissioners lifted the local state of emergency at noon on Tuesday, a declaration made last Saturday as the storm approached, and all county offices also will reopen on Wednesday. The commissioners have rescheduled their regular Tuesday meeting to 9 a.m. this Friday, Nov. 2.

St. Mary’s shelters at Leonardtown and Great Mills high schools that began operation on Sunday have been closed, and a pet shelter at the county fairgrounds also has been discontinued.

The St. Mary’s Metropolitan Commission issued a reminder to customers that on properties equipped with a sewage grinder pump that have experienced a power outage, the grinder pump alarm will likely activate once power has been restored. If that occurs, and the alarm continues to sound for more than 30 minutes, the customer should call MetCom’s 24-hour response line at 301-373-5305.

The county commissioners also issued a statement that because the hurricane no longer poses a danger to the county, trick-or-treating activities should go on as scheduled on Wednesday.

For more information on county government services, call 301-475-4911.