Transportation

July 18, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Road Closures Planned for Saturday’s Twilight Road Race in Rockville

The city of Rockville will be celebrating the 34th year of its Twilight Runfest this Saturday, causing roads to close for 13 hours. The Runfest includes a 8-kilometer road race and 1-mile family fun run. The fun run begins at 7:45 p.m. and the 8K starts at 8:15 p.m. The race festival is scheduled from […]

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July 12, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Sinkhole – Fenway Road Closed Due to July 8 Rain

Carderock Springs residents witnessed an unexpected washout Monday across Fenway Road because of excessive rainfall. Monday’s storm was powerful enough to cause a water main break on Fenway Road at Carderock Drive. Since July 8, the road has been closed and will remain closed until further notice. Plans are being made for permanent repairs, no […]

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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Belfast Road Closes Thursday for Sinkhole Repair

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announced Tuesday plans to permanently restore the section of Belfast Road in Potomac that washed out during the heavy rains Monday morning, July 8. About 11 a.m. on Monday, both lanes of Belfast Road became impassable between Laurel Leaf Drive and Whiterim Terrace just east of MacArthur Boulevard. A […]

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July 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Flooding Causes Numerous Water Rescues Throughout The County

Heavy rainfall caused major flooding throughout the region on Monday. In Montgomery County, Fire and Rescue Service officials responded to numerous calls for vehicles that became disabled or stuck on roads due to rising flood waters.  Although there were no serious injuries, officials want to send an important reminder “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.   pic.twitter.com/Ca7ERMJzOo […]

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July 8, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Cierres de carreteras en el condado durante advertencia de inundación

La advertencia de inundación repentina está vigente para el Condado de Montgomery hasta horas de la tarde de hoy lunes en algunas áreas específicas.  Los Servicios de Bomberos y Rescate han reportado múltiples cierres de carreteras debido a las inundaciones causadas por las fuertes lluvias. Se recomienda seguir las actualizaciones de Pete Piringer, MCFRS y […]

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July 8, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Road Closures During Flash Flood Warning

A flash flood warning is in effect for Montgomery County until 11:15 a.m., and until 1:45 p.m. in some areas, and the Fire and Rescue Services have reported multiple road closures due to flooding from the heavy rain. Travelers should check Pete Piringer, MCFRS, and MCDOT Highway Services’ updates on Twitter prior to traveling to […]

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July 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Overnight Paving on I-270 Starts July 7

Beginning Sunday night, the State Highway Administration will close the two right express lanes and the two local lanes on northbound I-270 between I-495 (Capital Beltway) and MD 28 (West Montgomery Avenue) to complete a paving project. The work is expected to be complete by July 17. The closures will take place Sunday nights through […]

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July 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Worst Days for Travel During July 4th Holiday Weekend

1.2 Million Washington Area Residents Expected to Travel If you have plans to get away for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, you will not be alone in your travels. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting a record number of Washington area residents to travel during the long 4th of July holiday weekend.  AAA […]

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July 3, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Más de un millón de personas en el área de DC viajarán este feriado

Se espera que más de 1.2 millones de personas viajen este feriado del 4 de julio. Si tiene planes para el fin de semana festivo del 4 de julio, no estará solo en sus viajes. La organización AAA Mid-Atlantic, proyecta un número récord de residentes del área de Washington DC que viajarán durante el fin […]

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July 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Truck Catches Fire Near Shady Grove Middle School

Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted Wednesday that a contractor’s truck caught on fire by Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg. According to Piringer, the fire was extinguished and no one was injured. 8100 Mid County Highway, Shady Grove Middle School. Vehicle fire next to bldg, Contractors truck burned […]

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