August 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a scorcher today. Here are five more things to know today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Local leaders and police are holding a news conference today in Gaithersburg to discuss back to school safety, and the expansion of the school bus camera enforcement program. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students […]

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August 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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More School Bus Cameras to be Deployed During Upcoming School Year (VIDEO)

When school starts on Aug. 29, there will be 100 school bus cameras watching local roads or four times more cameras than last year. That’s the word from Captain Tom Didone who talked about the expansion of the school bus camera program on the latest episode of County Report This Week:

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July 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: SHA Crews to Resurface University Boulevard in Silver Spring This Week

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are slated to begin resurfacing University Boulevard between Williamsburg Drive and Franklin Avenue in Silver Spring this week. The work is officially scheduled to begin on July 6, and motorists should prepare for overnight road closures and detours. According to a news release, construction crews are planning to grind […]

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Resurfacing Project Begins This Month on I-495 Loop in Bethesda

Beginning this month, State Highway Administration (SHA) crews will resurface nearly six miles of the inner loop of I-495 between I-270 and the Seminary Road overpass in Montgomery County. According to SHA officials, the project is scheduled to begin in mid-June, and should be complete by the summer of 2017. “The pavement on this particular […]

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May 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Over 38 Million Americans Expected to Travel on Memorial Day Weekend

The great American road trip is back, and local highways and byways are expected to be busy as local residents kick off their summer with a holiday getaway. AAA projects that more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, an increase of nearly two percent compared to last year’s holiday. This year’s […]

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April 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Construction to Close Lanes on East West Highway at Colesville Road For Seven Weeks

Starting Monday morning April 11, Clark Construction is scheduled to close lanes on East West Highway between Blair Mill Road and Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring for underground utility and road work. The closures will continue daily, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to the State Highway Administration, one lane […]

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April 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Construction to Close Lanes on Georgia Avenue for Two Weeks

Starting tonight, real estate developer Folger-Pratt is scheduled to close lanes at 8621 Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring for underground utility and road work. The closures will continue nightly, Sunday through Thursday, for two consecutive weeks. According to the State Highway Administration, the project limits extend one block on Georgia Avenue from Cameron Street […]

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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 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Drivers Urged to Use Caution During Winter Storm

Maryland State Police are urging drivers to use caution and think twice before heading out this weekend due to the potential snow storm. Here are the recommendations from state troopers: Stay home this weekend unless the nature of your employment requires you to travel (emergency responder, medical profession, snow removal etc.); Maryland State Police will […]

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November 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Police Focus on Pedestrian Safety Around the County

Montgomery County police officers are launching a number of traffic safety enforcement operations around the county today. According to a police department advisory, police officers are targeting Route 355 from Germantown to Bethesda and Georgia Avenue from Connecticut Avenue to University Boulevard for extra enforcement today. Police said they are focusing on locations with marked […]

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