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January 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

State Highway Crews Pretreating Roads with Salt Brine

State Highway Administration contractor crews are pretreating roads with salt brine and readying snow removal equipment in anticipation of winter operations Saturday and Sunday. The forecast calls for most of Maryland to be affected by the storm, with heavier accumulations in southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore. The storm’s arrival on a weekend when […]

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April 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

DOT Crews Sweep Roads of Debris and Dirt

Department of Transportation crews are sweeping up 4,000 miles of residential roadways beginning today in Montgomery County. The sweeping removes abrasives and other debris left behind from the winter season. This annual, spring cleaning program is designed to improve the appearance and safety of county roads. “MCDOT is committed to serving the public in a […]

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March 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Hogan Declares State of Emergency in Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order tonight declaring a state of emergency in Maryland in response to the winter storm which could bring significant amounts of snow to areas across the state. “Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating all available resources to respond to this winter storm,” said Hogan. “We […]

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March 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Troopers on Storm Duty

Maryland state troopers are being reassigned to storm duty, if they are not on road patrol duties already today, as the Maryland State Police Department preps for the pending winter storm. According to a news release, troopers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division and Special Operations Division are being assigned to […]

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February 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Traffic Study Shows County Moving Slower

Motorists coursing through Montgomery County traveled 4 mph slower in 2015 than in 2011, according to a new study from the county Planning Board. And if anyone had trouble guessing, most of the speed reductions are in down county areas and along the I-270 corridor, the mobility assessment report says. County planners drafted the report, […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Releases His Recommended FY 18 Capital Budget

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released his recommended Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Budget and amendments to the six-year FY 17-22 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The budget recommends over $2 billion for education, including $1.73 billion for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the highest funding level ever provided, as well as $332 million for […]

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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Wintry Mix Expected Saturday, MCPS Activities Resume After Noon

UPDATED 1.14.17 10 a.m. The city of Gaithersburg facilities are opening at noon. Update 1/14: All City facilities will be opening at noon. Classes/programs/activities starting before noon at all sites are cancelled. — City of Gaithersburg (@GburgMD) January 14, 2017 Pavement conditions are wet and, in some spots, slick. Drivers should use caution as conditions […]

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January 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

SHA Crews are Preparing for Coastal Storm

State Highway Administration crews are preparing for a coastal winter storm that is expected to impact southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore this weekend. According to an SHA news release, crews are pre-treating roads before the snow arrives. “The coastal storm is forecasted to impact areas south and east in our State, but we are […]

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January 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State HIghway Administration Crews Pretreat Roads for Snow (VIDEO)

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is pretreating roads and interstates in advance of Maryland’s first accumulating snowfall of the season. The SHA crews are spraying salt brine on roads to prevent snow or ice from bonding to the pavement. “The storm is expected to impact Friday morning’s rush hour, which presents […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Montgomery County

UPDATED The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Montgomery County, effective now thru noon on Saturday. According to the NWS, sleet is the main concern with a possibility of one to two tenths of an inch from freezing rain. The sleet is expected to change to rain around noon as temperatures […]

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