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Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 22, in Montgomery County

CZUJhqNWAAEpel2Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 22, in Montgomery County:

1. A Blizzard Warning goes into effect at 3 p.m. today in Montgomery County. Residents should prepare for heavy snow and high winds.

2. Schools are closed today because of the weather conditions. Federal Government offices are closing at noon today.

3. Metro plans to suspend its rail service later tonight because of the winter storm.

4. Montgomery County has declared a snow emergency, effective at 3 p.m., which means it is important to get your cars off the street. County Executive Ike Leggett and senior transportation officials discussed snow plow operations at a news briefing yesterday in front of the county’s Salt Barn. Leggett said the county’s first priority is to clear primary and secondary roads. You can track snow clearing operations this weekend, here.

5. If your power goes out,  it’s important to report the outage to your power company.

Other snow notes:

  • Montgomery Community Media’s offices are closing at noon today and will remain closed thru the weekend because of the weather conditions.
  • Montgomery Parks has released a list of the best hills for sledding.
  • Montgomery Parks is also launching a snowman contest.
  • If you have questions about the storm, in any language, call MC311 24/7.
  • You can help MyMCMedia cover the storm by sending in photos and updates about what’s happening at your house or in your neighborhood. You can Tweet @MyMCMedia #MoCo #snow or tag us on Instagram. Or email photos and videos to pix@mymcmedia.org and we will post your images and updates on our website and social media channels. Stay safe and keep warm!

For the latest news and events in Montgomery County, stay with MyMCMedia. We hope you will also follow MyMCMedia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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