Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens the time to spring forward has arrived. Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday March 11. Residents should turn their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed.

Citizens should also change the clock on stoves, microwaves and personal vehicles. Most smartphones, cable boxes and computers will spring ahead one hour automatically. The time change is also a great opportunity to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Citizens are asked to remind their friends, family and neighbors to do the same.

For more information on Emergency Preparedness visit prepare.stmarysmd.com.