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September 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Travelers Urged to Pay Close Attention to Weather Forecasts

If you are traveling this holiday weekend, it’s important to pay attention to the weather forecast. Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to affect the Eastern Shore and parts of southern Maryland, although a track to the west could impact additional parts of the State. “While the Eastern Shore and southern regions of the State are […]

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March 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 28, in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Montgomery County, effective later today. Here are five more things to know today, March 28, in Montgomery County: 1. The State Highway Administration is scheduled to temporarily close a portion of Sligo Creek Parkway in Takoma Park for steel beam deliveries beginning at 9 a.m. […]

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February 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: SHA Closing Multiple Lanes at I-495 and I-270 on Monday Night

On Monday, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are scheduled to temporarily close four of six lanes where the outer loop of I-495 and the I-270 west spur merge just prior to the Bradley Boulevard overpass in Montgomery County. The temporary overnight lane closures are necessary as crews make repairs on […]

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February 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Bridge Work to Close Lanes on Beltway Beginning Sunday Night

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel on University Boulevard or I-495 in Silver Spring that upcoming lane closures will impact overnight travel for the next month. A 161-foot, 175-ton crane will be used to lift the steel beams for the new bridge and crews will work above […]

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February 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Today

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is scheduled to meet with Maryland Transportation Secretary Peter Rahn today, in Hanover, to discuss the future of the Watkins Mill Road Interchange at I-270. Just last month, Ashman and the five-member City Council sent a letter to State Highway Administration officials expressing concerns about proposed changes to the design of […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog: Blizzard 2016

This is your source for the latest blizzard news from across Montgomery County. For more snow news, visit our MoCo Snow page. We hope you will contribute your updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #Snow. You can also follow us […]

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January 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Fire Truck Struck By Passing Vehicle on Beltway (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services unit were dispatched at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday to a collision on the inner loop of the beltway between Connecticut Avenue and Georgia Avenue, responding to a personal injury collision. According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, one person was treated and transported with non serious injuries. […]

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November 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Day of Action Set for Nov. 3rd Following Traffic Fatalities

Following two fatal accidents, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner has announced that Nov. 3rd will be a “Day of Action” when it comes to traffic safety. This event is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the Little Falls Library near the communities along Massachusetts Avenue and River Road in Bethesda that have been the […]

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June 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

Work Zone Fatal Crash at I-95 and the ICC

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is expressing condolences to the family of contractor Randy Jury of Halifax, Pennsylvania. Jury, an employee of LS Lee Guardrail, was working on an overnight guardrail project at northbound I-95 and the ICC when a tractor trailer veered into the work zone, according to a news […]

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June 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Crane Operation Will Close Portion of Wisconsin Avenue on Saturday (PHOTOS)

Bethesda commuters take note. On Saturday morning, Crane Service Company, Inc. is scheduled to close all southbound lanes of MD 355 (Wisconsin Avenue) between Commerce Lane and MD 187 (Old Georgetown Road) in Bethesda for a crane operation at 7514 Wisconsin Avenue. Crews plan to open all traffic lanes by 4 p.m. weather permitting. In […]

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