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May 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Natural Gas Leak Causes Traffic Delays in Bethesda

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a natural gas leak in Bethesda on Monday morning. It happened on the 7000 block of Arlington Road around 7:45 a.m. causing slight traffic delays in the area due to detours. Washington Gas is working throughout the morning to get things under control by crimping the gas […]

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August 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Vigil Planned at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring

Flower Branch Community Members to Hold Vigil Friday Evening On Aug. 10, 2016, the tenants of the Flowers Branch apartments in Silver Spring woke up with an explosion that took the lives of seven people and destroyed two buildings. Three years after the tragedy, the victims continue to suffer the physical, emotional and economic consequences […]

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June 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Wisconsin Avenue at Cordell Avenue Closes Several Hours Monday

Update (2:17 p.m.): All Southbound Lanes of Wisconsin Avenue at Cordell Avenue are now open, according to Montgomery County Emergency Management. All southbound lanes of Wisconsin Ave. (MD 355) at Cordell Ave. are now open. Expect residual delays Seek alternate route. #MDTRAFF — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) June 24, 2019 Police tweeted Monday at 11:13 […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Detour, Lanes Blocked Near Snouffer School Road

Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue tweeted that people should expect delays when driving on Snouffer School Road, between Flower Hill Way and Bonanza Way. Earlier there was a gas leak, which has since been shut down by Washington Gas. As repairs continue to commence, expect significant delays, as many lanes are […]

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August 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Gas Leak Repairs Underway on Nebel Street, Road Closures

UPDATED Repairs are now underway to a broken six-inch gas line in the 12800 block of Nebel Street, according to a Washington Gas company official. Washington Gas spokesperson Brian Edwards said the gas to the line was turned off at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. “The leak there was a result of a third party strike […]

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November 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

CASA Files Two Lawsuits on Behalf of Flower Branch Apartments Fire Victims (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Advocacy group CASA announced today that they filed lawsuits along with firm Bailey & Glasser, LLP against Washington Gas and Kay Management on behalf of the victims of the Flower Branch Apartments fire and explosion that happened on Aug. 10th. “We have been waiting long enough and the victims are entitled to justice,” CASA’s Executive […]

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October 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Receives Briefing on Silver Spring Apartment Explosion (VIDEO)

On August 10th, an explosion ripped through the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring resulting in dozens of injuries and seven deaths. The Montgomery County Council recently received an overview of the incident. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 15, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Long Branch Community Recreation Center: A Home Away from Home (VIDEO)

The Long Branch Community Recreation Center welcomes hundreds of people every week from morning to evening. A diverse mix of cultures and languages are represented by the members who treat the center like a home away from home. But the August 10 explosion and fire in Silver Spring tested Director Morris Buster and his staff’s […]

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September 12, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Long Branch Community Recreation Center: A Place of Comfort in a Crisis (VIDEO)

The Long Branch Community Recreation Center is usually a place where hundreds of Silver Spring residents go to exercise, play board games or socialize with friends. Last month, the center became the emergency shelter for some 159 people left homeless by the August 10 natural gas explosion at Flower Branch Apartments. The center’s director, Morris […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Senator Cardin & County Executive Leggett Tour Silver Spring Explosion Site (VIDEO)

The devastating explosion that claimed at least seven lives continues to cause hardships for dozens of families in Silver Spring. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and County Executive Ike Leggett toured the site of the August 10 explosion at the Flower Branch Apartments. Leggett told reporters that the management of the complex is working with local agencies […]

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