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Alert Montgomery Improvements Announced (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and representatives from various jurisdictions recently gathered at the Emergency Operations Center in Gaithersburg this week to announce major improvements to the county’s alert system.

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UPDATED: NWS Issues High Wind Warning for Montgomery County


UPDATED: The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Montgomery County effective from 11 p.m. Sunday thru 6 p.m. on Monday. According to the NWS warning, winds will blow from 30-40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Strong winds may blown down limbs, trees and power lines. Scattered power outages are […]

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State Plans to Spray for Mosquitoes in Gaithersburg Area on Sept. 1

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Montgomery County health officials have announced that the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program will do truck-mounted mosquito control spraying on Thursday evening, September 1, in the Strawberry Knolls area of Gaithersburg. According to a county news release, the spraying will begin around 7:30 p.m. between Goshen Road and Pintail Lane, weather permitting. County […]

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State Crews Spray for Mosquitoes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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The state of Maryland used a truck to help eradicate mosquitoes in two areas of Montgomery County last week. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said the spraying took place in a section of Gaithersburg and in a section of Wheaton. According to Anderson, residents in the spray area received reverse 9-1-1 […]

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County Council Public Safety Committee to Hold Special Session On 911 Call System Outage

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The Montgomery County Council Public Safety Committee will hold a special session regarding the 911 call center outage that happened on July 10th. The committee members are Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Sidney Katz, and Tom Hucker. Elrich is the chair of the committee. “There is no service that this County provides to our residents that is […]

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Overnight Crash Closes River Road at Partnership Road in Poolesville

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An overnight crash on River Road and Partnership Road brought down a utility pole and wires in Poolesville shortly before 1 a.m., according to a Montgomery County fire and rescue official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said River Road is closed in both directions between Partnership Road and Hunting Quarter Road while emergency utility […]

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UPDATED Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision on I-270 in Germantown

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UPDATE Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m. The Maryland State Police reports that the pedestrian struck on southbound Interstate 270 at MD Rt. 118 has died. According to police, a Silver Spring woman was driving a Subaru when she struck Nicolas Rodriguez-Sibrian of Montgomery Village. Police say that Sibrian was transported to Shady Grove Hospital, where he […]

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Montgomery County Government Closing at Noon Now

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Due to the revised National Weather Service forecast now calling for an earlier onset of the snow, Montgomery County government will close at noon today, January 22. The predicted earlier onset of snow has caused the following: MC311, Montgomery County’s informational phone center opened at 6 a.m. today and will remain open 24-hours-a-day through the […]

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Sign up for Alert Montgomery for Winter Storm Information

Winter weather is expected, with predictions of heavy snowfall beginning Friday, Jan 22 and continuing through Sunday. The best way for residents to receive timely severe weather and emergency notifications directly to cell phones and/or email addresses is from Alert Montgomery. Montgomery County officials encourage residents to keep the following phone numbers handy: Emergency police, […]

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National Weather Service Issues Freeze Warning for Montgomery County


The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for Montgomery County, effective from midnight to 9 a.m. Monday. According to the Freeze Warning, temperatures may drop to the mid 20s and/or hover around 30 degrees. A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are expected. Sensitive crops and other vegetation are at risk for being killed […]

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Sign Up for Alert Montgomery as Hurricane Season Begins (VIDEO)

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The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June to November. Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Preparedness reminds residents to sign up for  alert messages at Alert Montgomery. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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