June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Knock Down Trees and Wires in Silver Spring Neighborhood (VIDEO)

Strong thunderstorms brought down some large trees and wires in the Northwood Park neighborhood of Silver Spring on Monday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said an intense round of storms brought down trees and wires onto homes in the Dennis Avenue and Royalton Road area. […]

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June 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from May 26-June 1

Lots of public safety news appears in MyMCMedia’s Top 10 stories this week. People seemed to want to know about where state troopers were setting up DUI checkpoints, bottle bombs on an upcounty trail, a murder, a garbage truck fire that closed a major commuter artery, details on a double armed robbery and a house […]

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May 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Crews Remove 20 Trees to Add 20 Parking Spots in Quince Orchard Park

Gaithersburg city crews have removed 20 trees in the Quince Orchard Park community this month to make room for 20 more parking spaces along Orchard Ridge Drive. “It’s something the community wanted,” said Ollie Mumpower, chief of Gaithersburg’s Engineering Services Division, noting there’s been a demand for more parking in the residential community. According to […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Severe Storms Roll Across Montgomery County (VIDEO)

4.6.17 UPDATED Severe storms rolled across Montgomery County on Thursday afternoon with heavy rains, hail and high winds. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 5 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). As the storms headed towards Montgomery County earlier today, the NWS issued a tornado warning as well as a […]

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March 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Cherry Trees Are Blooming in Kenwood (PHOTOS)

The cherry trees are blooming in the Kenwood community of Bethesda. Take a look, below: PHOTOS | Michael Walsh

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Winds Toppled Trees and Wires Across Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

Strong winds toppled trees and wires across Montgomery County on Wednesday afternoon. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said dispatchers fielded dozens of calls within an hour’s time this afternoon. Piringer said there were no reports of serious injuries. At 5 p.m., there were over 1,600 Pepco customers without power in Montgomery County, according to […]

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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Wind Advisory Extended, Trees and Powerlines Reported Down in Montgomery County

It’s a wet and windy day in Montgomery County. Over 2,400 Pepco customers are without power at 12:30 p.m. in Montgomery County, according to online outage maps. Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said a downed tree brought down some power lines in the Bethesda area earlier today and left about 1,200 customers in the dark. Beal […]

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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park in Gathersburg Opens Nov. 25 (VIDEO)

The city of Gaithersburg’s Winter Lights Festival is celebrating it’s 21st year. The popular festival opens for the season later this week: The Winter Lights Festival is open nightly from Nov. 25 – Dec. 31. The festival is closed on Christmas Day. There are several special events planned this year, including Wine Under the Lights, […]

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September 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Severe Storms Keep Firefighters Busy: Lightning Strikes, Trees Down, Utility Worker Injured

Montgomery County firefighters were busy on Wednesday evening as severe thunderstorms rolled across the area and lightning lit up the sky for about two hours. In the city of Gaithersburg, a lightning strike ignited a fire that destroyed a single family house in the Washingtonian Woods community. During the stormy weather, there were reports of […]

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June 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Bring Wires and Trees Down Along Brink Road

A portion of Brink Road is closed after thunderstorms swept thru the area and brought down some wires and trees, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said some residents are without power following the severe weather. While the cleanup is underway, Brink Road is closed between Goshen Road and Wightman […]

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