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Montgomery County Government Closing at Noon Now

montgomery county logoDue 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 storm and recovery period. Call MC311 at 3-1-1 or 240.777.0311. Email at www.mc311.com.

County facilities, other than public safety, will close at noon today.

All Montgomery County Recreation programs, activities and facilities are closed or canceled from noon Friday, January 22 through Sunday, January 24. Updates will be made at a later time regarding operations on Monday, January 25.

Ride On bus service will cease operating at 7 p.m. today and will not operate through the weekend.
Parking is free in County garages and parking lots beginning at noon today through at least Monday, January 25 at 9 a.m.

All County provided recycling and refuse collections will cease at noon and the Transfer Station will close. No decision has been made at this time as to when collections will resume, or on what schedule.
All community use activities in schools will be canceled at noon on Friday and will remain canceled
Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24.

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center will not be open to the public today through Sunday, January 24. Officers remain on duty to respond to animal emergencies.

Montgomery County Department of Permitting Service has suspended all inspections today; eServices are expected to be unavailable over the weekend.

All County retail liquor stores will close at 3 p.m. today and remain closed through the weekend.
The County has declared a snow emergency to go into effect at 3 p.m. today requiring snow tires or chains on all vehicles traveling on a roadway and enforcement of no parking on identified snow emergency routes.

Community members are encouraged to sign up for Alert Montgomery, the County’s free emergency warning system at https://alertmontgomerycountymd.gov to receive vital emergency updates.

Community members are urged to “Get Where You Need to Go Before the Snow,” and assist neighbors, the elderly and disabled. Follow all County storm updates on the County’s website: www.montgomerycountymd.gov and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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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