travel

May 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

More People Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting that one million Washington metro area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more this holiday weekend. “It’s the highest number […]

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March 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

NWS Issues Wind Advisory for Montgomery County

Hold onto your hat! The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. today. According to the advisory, the highest wind gusts are expected late this morning into the afternoon. Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees and power lines. Scattered power outages may also […]

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March 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On Expected to Run on S Service Plan

Ride On Transit Services is expected to run on the S Service Plan on Mar. 14 due to the winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), according to a news release. The S Service Plan provides service on all routes except for Route 94. Residents can expect service delays on all routes […]

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March 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Montgomery County, effective from Monday evening thru Tuesday afternoon. According to the weather advisory, there is a potential for five or more inches of snow within 12 hours. Some places may see significantly higher amounts of accumulation. A winter storm watch means there is […]

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Council President Berliner on President Trump, Incinerator, Universal Pre-K and More at Weekly Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discussed a variety of issues at his weekly briefing with reporters on Jan. 30, beginning with President Trump. “When I assumed this responsibility as president of the County Council I did not think I would be spending my time talking about the president of the United States of America […]

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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Wintry Mix Expected Saturday, MCPS Activities Resume After Noon

UPDATED 1.14.17 10 a.m. The city of Gaithersburg facilities are opening at noon. Update 1/14: All City facilities will be opening at noon. Classes/programs/activities starting before noon at all sites are cancelled. — City of Gaithersburg (@GburgMD) January 14, 2017 Pavement conditions are wet and, in some spots, slick. Drivers should use caution as conditions […]

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January 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Snow

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow. The advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. According to the advisory, some portions of Montgomery County may see between one and three inches of snow. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow may cause travel […]

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November 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert: Holiday Shopping Tips (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection has some important advice for holiday shoppers this season. Find out more in this Consumer Alert video, below:

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Over 48-Million Expected to Travel 50 Miles or More on Thanksgiving Weekend

AAA is projecting that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, […]

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October 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Deer Crossing: Five Things to Know to Avoid a Deer-Vehicle Collision

It’s that time of year when deer are often wandering into local roadways as they look for food or mates. Last year, there were 1,965 deer-vehicle collisions reported on roadways in Montgomery County. This fall, officials with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife as […]

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