inclement weather

February 1, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MD State Police Respond to Over 370 Crashes After Snowstorm

Maryland State Police responded to 372 crashes following inclement weather, from 8 a.m. Sunday until 9 a.m. Monday morning. Police also responded to 177 disabled or unattended vehicles and answered 1055 calls for service, according to a recent tweet. The snow emergency plan is currently in effect for Montgomery County as of 5 a.m. Sunday […]

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January 29, 2021 | Michelle Queen

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch for Saturday and Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter a storm watch for Montgomery County starting late Saturday night and continuing through late Sunday night. The NWS watch says there’s is the possibility of five or more inches of snow from this storm. The watch includes the District of Columbia, portions of central and southern Maryland, […]

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February 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Weather Closings and Cancellations on Friday

In addition to closing school early, the weather is forcing other early closings and cancellations across the county. Montgomery County aquatic, recreation and senior centers are open for drop-in sessions, but scheduled classes and programs beginning at 2 p.m. are canceled. #RECAlert: All #MoCoRec programs,classes and activities beginning at 2 p.m. or later are cancelled. Club Adventure […]

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February 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS is Closing Early Friday

MCPS announced that schools will close two and one-half hours early today for inclement weather. Any students enrolled in morning pre-kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon pre-kindergarten is canceled today. Additionally, all school activities in the school buildings are canceled, but childcare programs may remain open. Despite the early dismissal, administrative offices will […]

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November 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Working to Improve Safety on Trails During Inclement Weather

Officials from Montgomery Parks have announced they are piloting a new program that aims to improve the safety of residents on wood bridges and boardwalks during inclement weather. Wood bridges and boardwalks can become slippery following periods of rain or snow that could create hazardous condition for trail users. Montgomery Parks’ staff announced that are […]

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November 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that will remain in effect until Thursday evening. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. According to the NWS, snow, ice, and sleet accumulations of one quarter inch or greater are possible throughout […]

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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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December 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

AAA Offers Winter Driving Tips

The National Weather Service has issued a winter advisory for Montgomery County and said residents should be prepared for at least 1 to 3 inches of snow. Since severe weather conditions can be both frightening and dangerous for drivers, AAA is reminding motorists to be cautious while driving and has a few tips: AAA Winter […]

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September 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rain Poses Biggest Threat to Drivers, Here’s What You Should Know

As residents in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas  prepare for Hurricane Irma, Maryland emergency officials are urging residents to plan ahead for the tropical storm’s impact throughout the region. The latest info on #Irma. Now is the time to prepare for flooding. Check your local weather alerts. #MDPrepares #NatlPrep https://t.co/slONzu9M6A — MarylandResponds/OPR (@MarylandOPR) September 8, […]

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