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August 27, 2021 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 3,15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Damascus, Poolesville, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Redland, Great Falls, Boyds, Wheaton-Glenmont, Wheaton, and Clarksburg. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and may cause […]

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August 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Wednesday’s Storm Caused Downed Wires, Power Outages, Debris on Roads

Thunderstorms ripped through the county again Wednesday afternoon and evening, causing toppled trees, loss of power, vehicle accidents and stranded cars in high water. At one point during the storm, about 10,000 customers were without power due mainly to downed trees on power lines. By Thursday morning, 899 customers remained without power due to 77 […]

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August 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Pepco Construction Will Disrupt Traffic on Randolph Road in Rockville Later This Month

Construction for a new Pepco substation will cause major traffic disruptions on part of Randolph Road in Rockville beginning later this month. Per a press release from the county, the construction will extend from Parklawn Drive to Nebel Street. Work is slated to start the week of Aug. 30, spokespeople from Pepco and the County […]

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August 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Pepco Replaces Blown Lightning Arrester in Bethesda

A lightning arrester, which is placed throughout Pepco’s electric grid to protect against lightning strikes, failed Aug. 7, causing a power outage to only one customer for less than an hour, according to Pepco spokesperson Ben Armstrong. The failed arrester and fuse were replaced shortly after the incident near Gallery Bethesda Apartments on Rugby Avenue […]

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June 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 6:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Aspen Hill, and North Bethesda. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and may cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages […]

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April 13, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Montgomery Parks to Expand Powerline Trail from Germantown to Bethesda

Montgomery Parks will expand the Powerline Trail to connect South Germantown Recreational Park and Cabin John Regional Park. The park service has received $10 million in funding from the state of Maryland to make renovations to the Powerline Trail. The path currently is six miles of natural terrain that connects South Germantown Recreational Park to […]

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November 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Utilities Offer Payment Options Following End of Shut Off Moratorium

Although the moratorium stopping electric, gas and water utilities from shutting off their services ended Nov. 15, utilities that serve county are offering help to those struggling financially during the pandemic. Utility companies were permitted under a ruling by the Maryland Public Service Commission to send notices as of Oct. 1 to let users know […]

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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Aftermath of Wednesday Evening Storm: Downed Trees, Power Outages

A severe storm swept across Montgomery County on Wednesday evening, causing a significant amount of lightning—leaving lots of downed trees and hundreds of homes without power. There were several downed wires and trees, especially in the Rockville and Kensington area, as well as the Bethesda and Colesville area. There were also numerous reports of lightning […]

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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Southeastern Montgomery County Under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 4:15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County. Winds may gust up to 65 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages may occur. The storms may also produce ail in […]

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April 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 2:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, Poolesville, Aspen Hill, Potomac and North Potomac. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed […]

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