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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Health Warning at Local Lakes at Rock Creek Regional Park (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Parks officials are warning visitors to avoid direct contact with the water at Lake Frank and Lake Needwood at Rock Creek Regional Park because of elevated levels of a toxic substance. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about this health warning on the Montgomery Parks website, here. Visitors & their […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Flooding in Rock Creek Regional Park, Hikers Urged to Use Caution (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Parks officials are warning hikers at Rock Creek Regional Park to use caution because some trails and pedestrian bridges are still flooded following last week’s heavy rains. The banks of Lake Needwood were overflowing with water on Monday afternoon and a couple of park visitors told MyMCMedia they had never seen the lake water […]

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June 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Identify Teen Who Drowned at Maple Lake in Washington Grove on June 17th

UPDATE: Montgomery County police said Thursday afternoon the victim was identified as Kodjo Jean-Claude Ayewou, 14, of Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy and ruled that the cause and manner of death to be an accidental drowning, police said. Original post: Montgomery County police officers are investigating a possible […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro’s Wiedefeld to Address County Council on Tuesday (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is scheduled to address the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday on his plan to keep the transit system safe, reliable and affordable. His discussion comes after arcing insulators suspended Red Line service during the Friday morning rush hour. Metro officials said the arcing was likely sparked by water infiltration into […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Holding Meetings on New Rate Structure

Montgomery County WSSC customers will get two chances in June to hear about a new rate structure that is expected to take effect next year. The new structure follows an order in March by the Maryland Public Service Commission, which found that current 16-tier Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission rates, adopted 25 years ago, discriminated against […]

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May 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Structures Set for May 9 in Rockville (VIDEO)

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will adopt a new rate structure just over a year from now in July 2018. The water and sewer utility has scheduled a series of public meetings to review the new rate structures. Montgomery County residents are invited to a May 9th public meeting where WSSC officials will present the various […]

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January 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Proposes Rate Hike, Public Hearing Set for Feb. 1 in Rockville

Montgomery County residents are invited to a Feb. 1st public hearing to weigh in on the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Operating and Capital Budget of $1.4 billion. The proposed budget is $10.8 million more than the utility’s FY17 Approved Budget, and includes a combined 3.5 percent average increase in water […]

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December 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: WSSC Crews Repair Water Main Break in Wheaton

UPDATED Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews repaired a 6-inch water main break in Wheaton on Dec. 19. The break occurred at Ennals Avenue and Grandview Avenue on Monday morning. WSSC spokesperson Luis Maya said the break involved a 70-year-old pipe. Maya said 17 customers, mostly commercial businesses in the adjacent shopping plaza, were impacted […]

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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Turtle Crossing at Watkins Pond in Rockville (VIDEO)

The City of Rockville has posted Turtle Crossing signs on a local roadway in the King Farm community to alert motorists about some of the area’s turtles that are migrating across the street. Find out more in this video report by Rock 11 Now, below: There is more information about this project on the city’s […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Historic White’s Ferry Transports Commuters Across the Potomac (VIDEO)

Historic White’s Ferry in Poolesville is the only remaining working cable ferry crossing the Potomac River. The ferry connects White’s Ferry Road in Montgomery County with a road by the same name in Loudoun County, Virginia. Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its […]

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