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April 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Developer Installs New Capital Bikeshare Station at Shady Grove Metro Station

Montgomery County commuters can now utilize a a new Capital Bikeshare Station at the Shady Grove Metro station’s east entrance. EYA, the developer of the Westside at Shady Grove development, funded the purchase, installation and 12 years of operating and maintenance costs for the station, according to a Montgomery County news release. It’s the 67th […]

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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 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Montgomery County Prepares for Snow

UPDATED Montgomery County highway crews are preparing for some snow later today. According to a post on Twitter, the Storm Operations Center is activating at 4 p.m. so crews can prepare for Winter Storm Helena. So far, the county’s winter storm information portal has not been updated. Montgomery County spokesperson Esther Bowring said crews have […]

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January 28, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Ride On Resumes Regular Service And Digs Out of Record Blizzard (PHOTOS)

Things are slowly but surely returning to normal in Montgomery County after a record blizzard last weekend. Ride On, the County’s bus service started normal operations on Thursday, but some commuters have had problems accessing bus stops. There are nearly 5,300 bus stops across the County and removing snow from all stops is a big […]

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November 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Construction is Underway on the Needwood Road Bike Path

Construction of the Needwood Road Bike Path, located on the south side of Needwood Road from Redland Road to Deer Lake Road, is now underway. The off-road, concrete bike path will be eight feet wide and about 1,300 feet long, according to an update from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.  This portion of the […]

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June 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED Storm Damage Cleanup Continues

The county’s Department of Transportation’s highway services crews were activated last night to respond to storm damage across the county and crews continue to clear downed trees and limbs today. According to a county official, the strong storms included heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 45 mph that left high water and storm […]

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February 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Clear Your Sidewalks within 24 hours of Winter Storm (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are reminding residents about the county law that requires sidewalks to be clear of snow and ice within 24 hours following a snow storm. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. For more information, visit

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December 29, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Roshdieh: ‘Our Road Network is Essentially Built Out’

UPDATED The new acting director of Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is sharing some of his goals and vision for moving the county forward in an interview posted online on Dec. 29. Al Roshdieh says the county’s “road network is essentially built out” in an online interview with Esther Bowring, the editor of Go […]

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December 7, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Clear Your Sidewalks of Snow and Ice (VIDEO)

With winter around the corner, we want to remind you about the county law that requires sidewalks to be clear of snow and ice within 24 hours following a snow storm. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. For more information, visit

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January 9, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Pothole Primer

Montgomery County is trying to stay ahead of what may be a bumpy ride for area motorists: potholes. The freeze and thaw of this cold winter may mean there are more potholes to patch. So far, county officials say there is no evidence of an increase in potholes this week on county roads. If that […]

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