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February 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Hospitals Report Busy Emergency Rooms in Days Following Blizzard

Hospitals saw an increase in patients seeking health care in the days following the Blizzard of 2016. “Adventist Healthcare emergency departments were very busy with hundreds of patient visits for several days after the snowstorm,” said Shanna Muschik, Adventist Healthcare’s marketing manager. According to Muschik, Shady Grove Medical Center saw close to 200 patients on […]

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January 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Schools Opening on Time on Monday Morning

Make no doubt about it: Montgomery County public schools are opening on time on Monday morning. That’s the latest message from MCPS administrators on the district’s website. It will be the first time that MCPS students have been in class in over a week because of weather and road conditions following the Blizzard of 2016. […]

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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

Crews Clear Snow From School Buses at Depot (PHOTOS)

Crews are clearing snow from Montgomery County Public Schools buses parked at the Crabbs Branch Way Depot but, so far, there’s been no word from MCPS about the status of schools on Wednesday. Earlier today, D.C. schools officials announced school would resume tomorrow. Important Announcement: DCPS will open on time tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27, 2016. […]

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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 26, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County’s 311 Call Center Overwhelmed After Blizzard

Montgomery County’s 311 has experienced higher than normal call volume after last weekend’s historic blizzard. MC311 is Montgomery County’s hotline for government information and service requests. County Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield said 311 has been overwhelmed with calls about snow removal. “Usually in a 12-hour period we get about 2,000 calls. Yesterday in a 24-hour period […]

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January 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

SHA: “Nothing is Going to be Normal Until at Least the Weekend”

UPDATED The Maryland State Highway Administration has hundreds of crews working to clear the roads and interstates in Montgomery County, and, around the state, and the work remains slow going. “Nothing is going to be normal until at least the weekend,” said SHA spokesperson David Buck. According to Buck, there are many ramps to I-495 […]

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January 25, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Gov. Hogan Says State of Emergency Remains in Effect

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that the state’s recovery efforts are “well underway” and that the state of emergency enacted on Friday by the governor still remains in effect until further notice. According to a news release, the governor is urging people to remain off the roads “unless absolute necessary,” as crews continue to […]

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January 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Tennis Dome Collapses at QOSTC in Gaithersburg

The tennis dome at Quince Orchard Swim and Tennis Club (QOSTC) on Roundabout Drive in Gaithersburg collapsed on Saturday afternoon during the blizzard. The club’s executive director notified members of the “devastating” collapse in an email on Sunday night. “With sadness I wanted to let you know that our Tennis Dome, despite our best preparation […]

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January 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCDOT Crews Begin Plowing in Neighborhoods, Snowfall Totals Report

Montgomery County‚Äôs Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Highway Services continues snow removal and plowing operations today. MCDOT crews have been working around the clock to clear emergency and primary roads and this morning have returned to retreat these roads because of overnight icing. Crews have also begun plowing operations in neighborhoods. The initial objective for the […]

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