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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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November 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Begins Fall Leaves Pickup This Week (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Division of Highway Services (DHS) begins its annual collection of leaves in the vacuum leaf collection district this week. DHS provides two collections on every district street during the fall. A third collection may also be provided on an as-needed basis. The leaf vacuum collection district is bounded by […]

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February 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog

Feb. 9, 1:55 p.m. According to the National Weather Service’s preliminary snowfall map, Damascus reported the most snow in Montgomery County. Feb. 9, 1:45 p.m. The Winter Weather Advisory has been canceled for all of Montgomery County. Winter Weather Advisory has been cancelled for all of Montgomery County. Snow is expected to taper off to […]

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February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Council Postpones Session to Discuss Snow Operations (VIDEO)

UPDATE Feb. 8  The special session scheduled for Feb. 9th has been postponed until March due to winter storm expected Feb. 8. The Montgomery County Council has scheduled a special session on snow operations on Feb. 9th to discuss snow operations following the Blizzard of 2016. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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February 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Pothole Problems?

Your ride to work and school may be bumpy this week and next as potholes are beginning to show up on area roads. Road crews are busy filling the inevitable potholes that typically follow a snowstorm. According to information posted on the Montgomery County website, potholes are generally inspected and repaired within three business days on […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog: Blizzard 2016

This is your source for the latest blizzard news from across Montgomery County. For more snow news, visit our MoCo Snow page. We hope you will contribute your updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #Snow. You can also follow us […]

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January 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Officials Provide Update on Snow Plow Operations at Bethesda Depot (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Transportation Director Al Roshdieh, and Highways Services Chief Richard Dorsey provided an update about snow plow operations on Tuesday afternoon at the Bethesda Dept. The local officials pledged to have at least one snow plow down every county street by 7 a.m. on Wednesday. If you haven’t seen a plow […]

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January 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner on Plowing: “It is Going to be a Tough Job”

Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner has posted an update about Montgomery County’s snow plowing operations on his Facebook page. Berliner’s post followed a conversation he had with Al Roshdieh, Montgomery County’s interim DOT Director, on Friday. According to Berliner, once the snow ends county crews will return to urban areas such as Bethesda to begin […]

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November 20, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Prepares for Winter Storms With Snow Summit (VIDEO)

Montgomery County held a Snow Summit earlier this month where county officials discussed how the county’s agencies are preparing for the upcoming winter season. Learn more in this video: Related:

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November 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Holds 2015 Snow Summit (VIDEO)

Montgomery County held a Snow Summit on Nov. 5th where county officials discussed how the county’s agencies are preparing for the upcoming winter season. You can watch the chiefs of the divisions of Transit Services, Parking Management, Traffic Engineering and Operations, and Highway Services explain how they prepare for snow and winter storms, below: Speakers […]

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