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Icy Conditions Causing Accidents Throughout MoCo

The weather mix caused many accidents and closures on Sunday and temporarily put the county’s 911 system on a “condition red.” According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer the high volume of calls and the length of time it was taking to clear them was the reason for the “condition red” announcement. […]

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Infrastructure and Growth Meeting Set for March 7 (VIDEO)

Save the date: On March 7, Councilmember Roger Berliner will host a forum to address school and transportation planning. The meeting is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Register at montgomerycountymd.gov/berliner.

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Trifecta of Snow Freezing Rain, Sleet Expected to Fall in MoCo

UPDATED: The National Weather Service has lifted the winter weather advisory now issuing a winter storm warning in effect until 3 a.m. The new alert predicts a more sleet, freezing rain event. A winter storm warning means significant amounts of ice are expected or occurring. ORIGINAL  - Here we go again! Montgomery County is under […]

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Two Injured When Car Hits Them at Kensington Bus Stop (PHOTOS)

Two people were injured when a car struck them as they were waiting for a bus along Connecticut Avenue Saturday morning. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer, the two hit were an 18-year-old girl and a 63-year-old man. The driver who hit them was also injured. Northbound Connecticut Avenue lanes are […]

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County Interactive Map Gives Real Time Road Conditions

It’s another snowy day in Montgomery County, and one of the first thoughts of the morning are- how are the roads? The Montgomery County Department of Highway Services offers an interactive map  in real time to show you what the roads look like from any one of their traffic cameras and provides and update on […]

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Capital Crescent Garage in Bethesda to Begin Charging for Parking Monday

Woodmont Avenue Parking Garage

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking will begin charging for parking in the 960-space Capital Crescent Garage beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 2. The garage is at the intersection of Woodmont and Bethesda avenues. Parking has been free since the garage opened on January 20 to give parkers time […]

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Berliner, Floreen, Hucker Concerned about Metro Raising Fares and Reducing Service

metro rail and car

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee sent a letter this week to Chair Mortimer Downey and the other members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA, or Metro) Board of Directors “expressing our deep concern” about a staff proposal the board will consider on Feb. 26 to increase fares and […]

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(UPDATED) School Bus Fire in Silver Spring

UPDATED –  A fire on a school bus in Silver Spring this morning is out and all passengers onboard were evacuated safely, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer. Piringer reported the fire involved the engine but extended into other parts of the bus. According to Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana […]

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Water Shooting Like Geyser from Main Break in Bethesda

UPDATED- Water has been shut off and repairs are underway to a break in a 36-inch water line on Fernwood Road. (1245p) #mcfrs FS26 units on scene of a water main break in the 10400 Fernwood Rd btwn Rock Spring & Democracy Blvd pic.twitter.com/j7Nug4QlN0 — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) February 25, 2015 Tree branches along Fernwood […]

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Gov. Hogan: “Avoid Driving During This Storm”

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) and the Transportation Authority (MDTA) are reporting that 2,400 trucks are plowing and salting throughout the state to keep roads passable during the storm. According to a news release, collisions and abandoned vehicles hampered operations and contributed to traffic jams and difficulties treating roadways today. With […]

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