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Beltway Backup

UPDATED All lanes are now open after an early morning back up on the Beltway between Connecticut Avenue and Georgia Avenue. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer says the accident involved a jackknifed tractor trailer and an overturned box truck on the eastbound (Inner Loop) lanes of I-495. Hazardous materials crews were called to the […]

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Road Work in Bethesda and Silver Spring

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State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are working on two major construction projects on MD 410 (East West Highway) in Montgomery County. The pair of safety and resurfacing projects will improve MD 410 between MD 355 (Wisconsin Avenue) and MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue) in Bethesda and between Carey Lane and Fenton Street in Silver Spring. According […]

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Hometown Holidays Road Closures in Rockville

Residents of Rockville Town Center and surrounding areas should take note that several street closures will be in effect throughout Memorial Day weekend during the city’s Hometown Holidays music fest and Memorial Day ceremony and parade. The full schedule of closures that will affect vehicles is available at www.rockvillemd.gov/hth on the Parking and Transportation page. […]

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Drivers’ Test Fail Rate Almost 50 Percent at Montgomery County’s MVAs (VIDEO)

Almost half of all the drivers who took the Maryland drivers’ license roads test in Montgomery County over the past year failed it, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Krista Brick has the story about a change to the test that might reduce that fail rate.   Related:

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AAA Travel Tip: Thursday’s Traffic Tie-Ups Worse of Holiday Weekend

Thursday is the worse day for trying to get out of town to enjoy the long holiday weekend, according to a new report. According to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, the worst departure time is the Thursday before the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic is forecasting that 826,900 persons from this […]

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Leggett to Meet with Governor Hogan on Purple Line (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett along with Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III are expected to meet with Gov. Larry Hogan today to talk about the Purple Line project. Here’s what Leggett told MyMCMedia about that meeting.

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Driving School President Disagrees with Decision to Drop Parallel Parking from MVA Test (VIDEO)

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the driver’s license test on a statewide basis starting May 19. Here’s what Tom Pecoraro, president of I Drive Smart, has to say about that decision.   Related:

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Leventhal Says Governor Close to Picking a Fight Over Purple Line (VIDEO)

As Governor Larry Hogan is expected to meet with Mont­gomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III on Thursday about the Purple Line, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal told the media Monday nixing the project now would like kicking the two largest counties in the shins. Leventhal said he has […]

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Person Struck by a Train at Silver Spring Metro

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Montgomery County fire and rescue crews extricated a woman from under a train at the Silver Spring Metro, 8450 Colesville Road, earlier today. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reports the woman was transported as a priority one patient to a local hospital. During the response period, there were some road closures on Colesville Road […]

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Ride On Turns 40 (VIDEO)

The county’s bus system has been in existence for four decades and to celebrate this anniversary, County Executive Ike Leggett hosted a week of special events. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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