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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Temporary Road Closures, One Injured in Midnight Collisions on I-495

The outer loop of I-495 was temporarily closed overnight between Georgia and Connecticut Avenues due to multiple collisions involving four tractor-trailers around midnight. At around 2 a.m. Thursday, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue hazmat team and the Maryland Department of the Environment were on the scene of one of the collisions—a sideways trailer on […]

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June 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Wisconsin Avenue at Cordell Avenue Closes Several Hours Monday

Update (2:17 p.m.): All Southbound Lanes of Wisconsin Avenue at Cordell Avenue are now open, according to Montgomery County Emergency Management. All southbound lanes of Wisconsin Ave. (MD 355) at Cordell Ave. are now open. Expect residual delays Seek alternate route. #MDTRAFF — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) June 24, 2019 Police tweeted Monday at 11:13 […]

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August 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Gas Leak Repairs Underway on Nebel Street, Road Closures

UPDATED Repairs are now underway to a broken six-inch gas line in the 12800 block of Nebel Street, according to a Washington Gas company official. Washington Gas spokesperson Brian Edwards said the gas to the line was turned off at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. “The leak there was a result of a third party strike […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Traffic Light Pole Down at Clopper Road in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

A traffic light pole was knocked down on Tuesday morning in Gaithersburg near the Quince Orchard Plaza. It happened at Clopper Road and Firstfield Road. According to Montgomery County police spokesperson Lucille Baur, a stretch of Clopper Road between Quince Orchard Road and Firstfield Road may be closed all day while repairs are underway. Traffic […]

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August 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

How to Help Residents Affected by Silver Spring Apartment Complex Explosion (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is working with nonprofits to assist residents who have been displaced after the tragic explosion that happened at the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Spokesperson Mary Anderson talks about how residents can help by donating to local nonprofit groups. Anderson said that approximately 90 […]

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August 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Councilmember Marc Elrich Issues Statement about Silver Spring Apartment Fire

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, issued the following statement today about the explosion and major fire in the apartment building in the Long Branch section of Silver Spring: “The explosion, fire, and building collapse at the Flower Branch apartment buildings early this morning injured 34 people, including three […]

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August 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Explosion at Apartment Complex in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

A search and rescue effort is underway at an apartment complex in Silver Spring following an overnight explosion and fire. It happened shortly before midnight in the 8600 block of Piney Branch Road. Over 100 firefighters were called to the scene of the three alarm fire. Firefighters said some occupants were trapped on the second […]

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July 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Officials Close River Road at Lake Potomac Drive for Utility Work

This just in: River Road is closed at Lake Potomac Drive for emergency utility work. Commuters should seek an alternate route. Emergency utility work closes River Road (MD 190) at Lake Potomac Drive. Expect significant delays. Seek alternate route. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgt (@ReadyMontgomery) July 19, 2016 Emergency utility work closes River Road (MD […]

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February 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Bethesda Collision, Three Family Members Killed in Crash (PHOTOS)

Three members of a Bethesda family were killed in a collision on Saturday night, according to Montgomery County Police. A fourth family member is hospitalized with life threatening injuries. The collision happened shortly before 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at River Road and Pyle Road. Police said the investigation indicates that a 2016 BMW was […]

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November 29, 2015 | Staff Writer

Head-On Collision on Rockville Pike (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County fire and rescue crews responded to a head-on collision on Rockville Pike near Congressional Lane on Saturday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said four people were evaluated for injuries after the crash. According to Piringer, none of the injuries are life threatening. A portion […]

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