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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January 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools Close Wednesday, Jan. 17

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools are now closing today, due to unsafe road conditions. Administrative offices are open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. Urgent Update: Due to unsafe road conditions affecting school transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools is now closing schools today, January 17, 2018. Administrative offices […]

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April 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett and Van Hollen Discuss Local and Federal Issues (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Senator Chris Van Hollen met this week to talk about a variety of issues including, the federal budget and transportation issues. “We were meeting about a whole range of issues important to Montgomery County and Maryland,” Van Hollen said.  “I wanted to get an update from him on what […]

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Winds Toppled Trees and Wires Across Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

Strong winds toppled trees and wires across Montgomery County on Wednesday afternoon. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said dispatchers fielded dozens of calls within an hour’s time this afternoon. Piringer said there were no reports of serious injuries. At 5 p.m., there were over 1,600 Pepco customers without power in Montgomery County, according to […]

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September 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Rain in the Forecast This Week

Montgomery County residents may find their commute to work and school slowed by wet roads on Tuesday morning. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer is advising drivers to slow down and to increase stoppage distance between vehicles. He also reminds motorists to turn their headlights on if they are using their […]

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April 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

NWS Issues Another Freeze Warning for Montgomery County

Bundle up! It’s cold. The National Weather Service has issued another Freeze Warning for Montgomery County, effective from 11 p.m. tonight to 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Temperatures are expected in the upper 20s to lower 30s tonight. Unprotected vegetation may be sensitive to freezing temperatures and may be killed or damaged. A Freeze Warning remains in […]

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April 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Whole Foods Market in Rockville is Hosting Fundraiser for Tree House Child Advocacy Center

Shop at the Rockville location of Whole Foods on Wednesday, April 6 and Whole Foods will donate five percent of net sales to The Tree House Child Advocacy Center. The Tree House is the beneficiary of Whole Foods’ Community 5% Day. The Tree House is a public-private partnership dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing […]

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February 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Montgomery County, which is in effect from Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. through 1 a.m. on Thursday. A low pressure system is predicted to move west of the region Wednesday night resulting in heavy rain. Flooding of smaller streams and creeks may occur. Rainfall totals […]

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December 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Multiple Lane Closures Expected on I-495 and I-270 Wednesday Night

The Maryland State Highway Administration is planning to close multiple lanes on the outer loop of I-495 and southbound I-270 to repair the Bradley Boulevard Bridge over I-495 on Wednesday night. Lane closures are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. and, weather permitting, all lanes should open no later than 5 a.m. on Thursday. SHA’s […]

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October 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Battle House Fire in Germantown

UPDATED A house fire in Germantown on Wednesday evening caused an estimated $400,000 in damages and displaced a family of four, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire at 17809 Falconcrest Circle began outside, near the deck. He said that 60 firefighters were […]

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