June 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Mass Casualty Incident’: Deck Collapse Hospitalizes Six With Non-Life Threatening Injuries

A townhouse deck collapsed in a Germantown neighborhood Sunday night, sending six adults to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said a group of people were having a cookout on the deck in the 12400 block of Walnut Cove Circle. Probably due to a […]

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June 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Six Adults Hospitalized After Deck Collapse in Germantown 

Six adults were taken to a local hospital after a townhouse deck collapsed Sunday night in the 12400 block of Walnut Cove Circle in Germantown, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. Nine people were evaluated in total. There were no serious injuries, Piringer said. He said the group was […]

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June 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nightly Lane Closures on Outer Loop Will Continue Through Friday

Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on the Capital Beltway Outer Loop between MD 190 (River Road) and Clara Barton Parkway, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) said in a statement.  Maintenance began Sunday on the Persimmon Tree Road bridge over the beltway. It will continue each night between 9 p.m. […]

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May 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s GM Unveils Maintenance Plan, Leggett Says Plan is “Necessary” (VIDEO)

Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has unveiled SafeTrack, an aggressive maintenance plan to improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability. Wiedefeld’s SafeTrack plan includes 15 “safety surges” over the next year that should accelerate maintenance on Metro’s rail system from the ballast up. By closing the system at midnight on weekends and expanding weekday maintenance […]

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March 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New Glenmont Parking garage

Metro GM Says Long-Range Maintenance Plan is in Development

Paul Wiedefeld, the general manager of the Metro, released a statement about his plans for long-maintenance on the rail system today. You can read the statement, addressed to Metro customers, below: “In response to questions I have seen from many of you, I want to let you know that I am working on a long-range maintenance […]

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September 3, 2015 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Indoor Aquatic Center Remains Closed for Maintenance

The Gaithersburg Indoor Aquatic Center, located at 2 Teachers Way next to Gaithersburg Middle School, remains closed for annual cleaning and maintenance. The annual maintenance includes draining and refilling of the pool, gutter polishing, top to bottom cleaning, touch-up painting, and washer/dryer, HVAC, and door inspections. Plumbing and floor repairs in the women’s locker room […]

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April 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which recaps Montgomery County Council news this third week of April.  

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March 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County 1st District Police Station Closed to Public on Saturday

The Montgomery County Police 1st District Station at 100 Edison Park Drive will be closed to the public on Saturday, March 14, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for scheduled maintenance. According to officials, police staffing and service will not be affected during this 12-hour period. Officers will continue to respond to […]

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