March 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What to Do If You See a Downed Power Line

Friday’s heavy wind gusts have resulted in power outages and damages across Montgomery County including downed power lines which can be dangerous, according to Pepco Spokesperson Marcus Beal. “When you have wind gust like this, they can cause trouble with overhead lines and equipment,” he said. Since the National Weather Service predicts that the winds will […]

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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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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Windy Weather Brings Wires and Tree Branches Down, Kensington House Apartments Lose Power (PHOTOS)

Strong winds brought tree limbs, branches and wires down in some areas of Montgomery County on Sunday afternoon. In Kensington, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said a pole was snapped by the wind in the 10200 block of Frederick Avenue near Kensington Parkway. Piringer said the roads were closed and 140 apartments at Kensington […]

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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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January 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Tree and Wires Down on Vehicle in White Oak

Montgomery County firefighters and paramedics  responded to the report of a tree and wires down on a car in the 10800 block of Lockwood Drive on Tuesday night in White Oak. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the vehicle’s driver was transported to a local hospital as a priority three patient. According to Piringer, […]

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July 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Pedestrian Collisions Decline in 2014

Pedestrian collisions are down in Montgomery County. That’s the word from the county’s Department of Transportation. Pedestrian collisions declined by 16 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, from 483 to 405, according to stats released this week. Most significantly, severe collisions – – where pedestrians are either killed or incapacitated by their injuries – – […]

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May 20, 2015 | Krista Brick

Damascus Mom Thanks Police, Community for Finding Lost Son

A Damascus mom has multiple law enforcement agencies and an entire community to thank for finding her 7-year-old son with Down Syndrome who had wandered from home just as a major thunderstorm was approaching Monday night. Raphael Leon was going to go to the supermarket with his dad Monday evening when his dad went into […]

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February 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

High Winds and Below Zero Wind Chills Keep First Responders Busy in Montgomery County

A combination of high winds, snow and extremely cold temperatures kept first responders busy in Montgomery County on Saturday night. The National Weather Service has issued several weather advisories for Montgomery County this holiday weekend because of an arctic air mass that moved into our area. A high wind advisory remains in effect from now until 2 […]

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June 23, 2013 | Staff Writer

4th District Montgomery County Police Wheaton Photo

Police Phone Lines Go Down in Wheaton

UPDATED at 3 p.m. As of 2:30 p.m., the phone service at the 4th District Station has been restored. Please contact the non-emergency number, 301.279.8000, with any remaining issues. —————————————————————————————– The Montgomery County Police Department is advising residents that all phone lines at the 4th District Station (Wheaton) are currently out of service and will […]

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January 29, 2013 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Fall Recreation & Parks guide

MoCo Rec Office Loses Phone Service

This just in: Montgomery County Recreation Administrative Offices, located at 4010 Randolph Road in Silver Spring, are temporarily without phone service. Customers can call a temporary customer service line at 240.777.4980 or send an email to All other services, including walk-in registration, are available as scheduled.

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