October 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Trash Truck Fire on ICC (PHOTO)

Commuter alert: A trash fire is slowing traffic on the ICC this afternoon. On his Twitter account, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said only the left shoulder is getting by on the ICC eastbound, about one mile east of the Shady Grove Metro access road. According to Piringer, a trash truck caught […]

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October 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 21, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Oct. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Simon Premium Outlets is celebrating its official Clarksburg ground breaking today. 2. Montgomery County Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Craig Rice are holding a community meeting tonight at Quince Orchard High School. 3. Montgomery County police are reminding motorists of the Maryland […]

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September 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

Deer Population is Increasing; Never Veer for Deer

As the leaves begin to change and the days become shorter, the white-tailed deer population will enter into the mating season also known as “the rut.” The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists to use heightened awareness of deer crossings and regions where there are known deer populations. “Although a […]

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June 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Pedestrian Safety: Use the Crosswalk (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Sgt. Scott Scarff of the Gaithersburg Police Department reminds pedestrians to use caution and the crosswalk when crossing the street. According to Scarff, on average every year in Maryland, 100 pedestrians are killed and more than 2,300 are injured as a result of collisions with motor vehicles. Other pedestrian safety […]

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February 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

“Motorists Should Not Be Out Unless It Is An Absolute Emergency”

The administrator of the State Highway Administration (SHA) is urging travelers to stay off the roads this afternoon and evening as moderate to heavy snow is falling in all areas west of the bay, with sleet and freezing rain expected later tonight. SHA crews are plowing and salting across the state and will continue operations […]

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February 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

SHA Urges Motorists to Avoid Rush Hour Snowstorm

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is preparing for one of the worst timed snow storms of the season – only one or two inches of snow are expected, but predicted to hit at the worst possible time – rush hour. Current forecasts show precipitation falling between now and 9 p.m., which […]

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January 29, 2015 | Aline Barros

Drivers Reminded to Use Caution When Traveling Today

Officials at the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) expect temperatures to be near freezing tonight. SHA reminds travelers to exercise caution and plan for extra travel time. Depending on your location, afternoon commutes can include sleet, snow, and freezing rain. “We want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely. We have yet another storm where the primary […]

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January 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Black Ice Reported in Parts of Montgomery County, Several Roads Closed (PHOTO)

UPDATED Montgomery County police and firefighters are warning motorists to be careful on local roads today, Jan. 3, after reports of black ice in the Clarksburg area. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer saids “roads are icy and slick in spots.” On Grand Elm Street in Clarksburg, Piringer said a vehicle crashed into a […]

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October 20, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: Crews to Close Beltway Lanes Nightly on I-495 in Silver Spring for Bridge Work

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel in Silver Spring on MD 193 (University Boulevard) or I-495 (Capital Beltway) of upcoming lane closures that may impact overnight travel this week. Beginning Wednesday (Oct. 22) night at 9 p.m. (weather permitting), SHA crews are scheduled to close one or two lanes of […]

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September 26, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Image of ambulance to represent Montgomery County Council Approves Ambulance Fee

Pedestrian Hit in Gaithersburg

UPDATED, Sept 25, 1:30 p.m. – The intersection of Flower Hill Way and Mountain Laurel Lane has been reopened. UPDATED Sept. 26, 12:37 p.m. –  A man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries today after being struck by a vehicle at Mountain Laurel Lane and Flower Hill Way in the Gaithersburg area of Montgomery County. According […]

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