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November 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter is Coming: MCDOT Announces Sustainable Snow Removal Efforts

Snow removal is about to get more environmentally friendly in Montgomery County. At Montgomery County’s annual Snow Summit event on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich and Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) officials announced environmental advances made for handling the snow for the winter 2019-2020 season. Elrich announced that this snow season, MCDOT will experiment […]

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March 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local and State Officials Highlight Areas of Improvement at County Council Snow Storm Briefing (VIDEOS)

It’s has been more than a month since the historic winter storm buried Montgomery County in snow and on Tuesday, March 8, the County Council held a briefing with state and local officials to review storm response efforts. Officials estimated that the County spent approximately $40 million on snow removal, or $1 million per inch of snow. […]

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January 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Calls to Montgomery County’s 3-1-1 Remain High

Several days after a historic blizzard Montgomery County’s  3-1-1 government information and service request call center is still receiving thousands of calls. Montgomery County spokesperson Judy Stiles says that calls have decreased from the initial surge earlier,  but volume is still higher than average. The calls have dropped from 26,000 on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to […]

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January 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Officials Provide Update on Snow Plow Operations at Bethesda Depot (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Transportation Director Al Roshdieh, and Highways Services Chief Richard Dorsey provided an update about snow plow operations on Tuesday afternoon at the Bethesda Dept. The local officials pledged to have at least one snow plow down every county street by 7 a.m. on Wednesday. If you haven’t seen a plow […]

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January 26, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County’s 311 Call Center Overwhelmed After Blizzard

Montgomery County’s 311 has experienced higher than normal call volume after last weekend’s historic blizzard. MC311 is Montgomery County’s hotline for government information and service requests. County Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield said 311 has been overwhelmed with calls about snow removal. “Usually in a 12-hour period we get about 2,000 calls. Yesterday in a 24-hour period […]

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January 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Pedestrian Struck by Snow Plow on Georgia Avenue

A pedestrian was struck by a snow plow while walking along Georgia Avenue at Janet Road on Monday night in Silver Spring, according to a Montgomery County official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said an adult male was transported to the hospital as a priority two patient. Piringer said the man’s injuries are not […]

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January 25, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Germantown Neighborhood Still Waiting for Snow Removal (PHOTOS)

It’s day two of the big dig out and many communities in Montgomery County find themselves still snowed in. Germantown resident Josh Dupy lives in the Stoneridge community and he says cars in his residential neighborhood are blocked by as much as eight feet of snow. According to Dupy, some of the streets that still need to be […]

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January 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Gaithersburg Officials Say Snow Emergency Remains in Effect (PHOTO)

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City Manager Tony Tomasello released an update about winter storm clean-up efforts on Sunday. The city officials say a snow emergency remains in effect and the city may be closed on Monday, Jan. 25.  The leaders also urge residents to remain patient and off Snow Emergency Routes and cul-de-sacs during cleanup efforts, as […]

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January 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Partial Roof Collapse at Gaithersburg Condo Building (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a partial roof collapse at the Potomac Oaks Condominiums in Gaithersburg on Saturday morning. It happened at 766 Quince Orchard Boulevard at the condominium building’s boiler and utility room. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were no injuries but over 200 residents were left without any heat. MoCo […]

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January 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

UPDATED: Takoma Park Officials Urge Residents to Stay Off Roads

UPDATE: January 25, 2 p.m. City Manager Suzanne Ludlow released an update on winter storm operations. “We are continuing around the clock snow clearing of roads, with sidewalk clearing being done during daylight hours. Every street should have had at least one pass by a snowplow, but many roads still only have an 8-foot wide cleared […]

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