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April 10, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Lightning Strikes Cause Two House Fires on Same Block in Potomac

Montgomery County firefighters rushed to put out a fire in the 8500 block of Rapley Preserve Circle in Potomac Friday evening. The neighborhood endured severe weather conditions Friday night bringing both thunder and lightning to the area. MCFRS were called to the neighborhood to extinguish a residential fire at 8527 Rapley Preserve Circle. Shortly after […]

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February 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Weather Advisory Extended as Wintry Mix Continues 

The National Weather Service (NWS) extended its winter weather advisory for parts of Montgomery County to last until 9 a.m. Tuesday. NWS said additional snow accumulation of up to two inches and ice up to one-tenth of an inch is possible for northwest, central and southeast county, as well as Washington, D.C. and parts of […]

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January 29, 2021 | Michelle Queen

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch for Saturday and Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter a storm watch for Montgomery County starting late Saturday night and continuing through late Sunday night. The NWS watch says there’s is the possibility of five or more inches of snow from this storm. The watch includes the District of Columbia, portions of central and southern Maryland, […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Supports Impeachment of President Trump

The Montgomery County Council supports impeaching President Donald Trump, councilmembers said in a statement Tuesday. “Instead of preserving, protecting, and defending the U.S. Constitution, President Trump and his surrogates fomented political unrest in an attempt to overturn a fair and free election. Every day he remains in office, he poses a threat to the health […]

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December 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 17, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Dec. 17. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Slippery Roads Expected: The National Weather Service (NWS) warns motorists to expect icy and slippery roads this morning. Slippery roads are expected this morning. Use caution! pic.twitter.com/yoF7UNBx2X — NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) December 17, 2020 2. Government Offices Opening Later:  Montgomery County […]

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December 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Wednesday’s Wintry Weather Begins in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a few advisories Wednesday as wintry weather is forecasted in the region. County Emergency Management and Homeland Security said northern Montgomery is under a Winter Storm Warning. Southern and central areas of the county are under a winter weather advisory and flood watch. ⚠️Winter Storm Warning for Northern portion of County⚠️Winter […]

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December 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 16, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 16. It is the seventh night of Hanukkah, Christmas is nine days away, and we might be in for snow today. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Winter Weather: The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for parts of our […]

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December 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday

Montgomery County will be under a Winter Storm Watch on Wednesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the alert for parts of Maryland and Virginia, including northwestern areas of Montgomery County. Heavy snow is possible and could accumulate greater than seven inches, NWS said. County Emergency Management and Homeland Security said residents should plan for […]

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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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September 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Thursday Evening Storm Caused High Waters, Put Fire and Rescue on Condition Red

On Thursday parts of Montgomery County were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Warning and/or Flash Flood Warning.  Storms passed through the county and caused power outages, road closures and flooding. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said MCFRS was on “Condition Red” because so many calls were coming in […]

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