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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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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 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Counting Down to the Election of 2018: Ferleman is First Candidate to File in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election may be over a year away but several candidates are already off and running in Montgomery County. On Feb. 28, Germantown resident Tom Ferleman, a Republican, became the first candidate to file his paperwork for the election of 2018 in Montgomery County. Ferleman was at the Board of Elections offices […]

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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 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Parts of Montgomery County

UPDATED The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for central and southeast portions of Montgomery County, effective until 7 a.m. Monday. According to the advisory, the steadiest snow is expected between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. and snow should end by 6 a.m. across most locations. Accumulations are expected to range from […]

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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

UPDATED: Montgomery County Prepares for Snow

UPDATED Montgomery County highway crews are preparing for some snow later today. According to a post on Twitter, the Storm Operations Center is activating at 4 p.m. so crews can prepare for Winter Storm Helena. So far, the county’s winter storm information portal has not been updated. Montgomery County spokesperson Esther Bowring said crews have […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan: ‘Road Conditions … Still Extremely Dangerous’

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has released a statement following multiple traffic fatalities and dangerous weather conditions on Saturday morning across the state: “I strongly urge all Marylanders to use common sense and put their safety first by heeding all travel warnings from state and local authorities. Road conditions in many areas of the state are […]

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December 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan Announces Emergency Legislation to Repeal Road Kill Bill (VIDEO)

At a news conference today at the State House, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said the administration’s top legislative priority for the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly is the immediate and full repeal of House Bill 1013, more commonly known as the Road Kill Bill. The governor was joined by Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete […]

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