November 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Working to Improve Safety on Trails During Inclement Weather

Officials from Montgomery Parks have announced they are piloting a new program that aims to improve the safety of residents on wood bridges and boardwalks during inclement weather. Wood bridges and boardwalks can become slippery following periods of rain or snow that could create hazardous condition for trail users. Montgomery Parks’ staff announced that are […]

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November 19, 2018 | Michelle Queen

More Than 164 Million Consumers Plan to Shop Thanksgiving Weekend

An estimated 164.6 million consumers are planning to shop Thanksgiving weekend, according to a study by The National Retail Federation (NRF) released Nov. 16. The numbers include those planning to shop on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sunday, and Cyber Monday. While the survey indicates millions will shop each day, Black Friday will […]

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November 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery Community Media Unveils Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductee During Monty Awards

It was a night to celebrate the volunteers who spend countless hours to create content for Montgomery Community Media’s Website and TV Channels. Dozens gathered at Montgomery Community Media Studios to honor their hard work during the 33rd annual Monty Awards hosted by Barbara Harrison. This year’s award categories recognized the volunteers who had the […]

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November 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Not on Thanksgiving Day in Montgomery County

Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s not on Thanksgiving Day in Montgomery County: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – closed. Recreation – all programs and facilities are closed. Montgomery Parks – For holiday operating schedule on Parks’ facilities, including Brookside Gardens, ice rinks, tennis centers, trains and carousels, […]

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November 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools to Open on Time Friday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Friday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 4:36 a.m. the day after schools were closed due to the first November snowfall in 20 years. But the decision to close schools Thursday was problematic and upset many parents, who report their children […]

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November 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Area Sees First Measurable Snowfall of Season

Washington D.C. and its surrounding areas witnessed its first measurable snowfall of the season Thursday, and also the first measurable snowfall to come as early as November since 1996. Is this snow-event any indicator on how the winter will be? Find out more as MyMCMedia’s Mitti Hicks explains in the video below:

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November 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hypothermia Alert Continues Through Friday Morning

UPDATE at 3:30 p.m.  The hypothermia alert is extended through Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. A hypothermia alert for Montgomery County residents will continue until Thursday evening. Public Safety officials issue a hypothermia alert when forecasted temperatures or wind chill, in at least part of the County fall below 20 degrees. A hypothermia alert is […]

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November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Route 108 at Stanley Hills Way Reopens After Extended Closure

UPDATE at 4:10 p.m. Damascus Road (Route 108) has reopened in both directions. UPDATE: Both directions of Damascus Rd (MD 108) at Stanley Hills Way have re-opened. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) November 15, 2018 UPDATE at 3:20 p.m.  The road will be closed for at least two more hours, according to officials. Damascus […]

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November 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Weather Causing Closings and Cancellations Across the County

In addition to closing Montgomery County Public Schools today, the weather is forcing other closings and cancellations across the county. Montgomery College campus are closed today. MC ALERT: Montgomery College is CLOSED today, Thursday, November 15 due to hazardous weather conditions. — Montgomery College (@montgomerycoll) November 15, 2018 Officials from Montgomery County Department of Recreation […]

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November 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that will remain in effect until Thursday evening. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. According to the NWS, snow, ice, and sleet accumulations of one quarter inch or greater are possible throughout […]

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