August 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy Day: Stay weather alert. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Montgomery County beginning at noon. Flash #Flood Watch has been issued. 1-1.5″ expected on average, localized 3″+ totals possible. Urban areas most susceptible. pic.twitter.com/FP3WgQgerB […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to known today, Feb. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Bundle up. It’s going to be a cold day and the winds are expected to pick up later today. You may want to leave for work or school early because wet roads may slow the commute. 4:40 AM Thursday 02/09/17 Storm Update: […]

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September 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County effective late Wednesday night thru Friday morning. According to the NWS, widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected and the potential exists for flash flooding of small streams, creeks and urban areas. FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MoCo beginning 6 […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drivers Urged to Use Caution on Wet Roads

State highway officials are advising Maryland drivers to take it easy when driving in the rain this week. “Drivers need to be extremely cautious during heavy rains. From reduced visibility, potential hydroplaning, and flooded roadways, driving conditions will not be ideal and we all need to adjust for safety,” said SHA Administrator Gregory Johnson. “Do […]

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July 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection investigates consumer complaints. Watch this report, below, for information about a recent investigation in Rockville involving unlicensed tree trimmers:

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mayor Jud Ashman on What Makes City’s Book Festival So Special (VIDEO)

It rained almost all day but the Gaithersburg Book Festival was no washout. Organizers say approximately 12,000 people attended the 7th annual event at the grounds of City Hall. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Gaithersburg Mayor and Book Festival founder Jud Ashman talks about what makes this annual literary event so special. He also […]

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November 10, 2015 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 10, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Nov. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Give yourself more time to commute to work or school today. Visibility is reduced and road conditions are slick, according to Montgomery County’s fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. 2. The Montgomery County Board of Education meets today and one of […]

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June 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

NWS Issues a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County from this evening through Sunday morning. According to the watch, showers and thunderstorm will increase in coverage from this afternoon into Sunday morning. Some of the storms will contain torrential downpours which could lead to flash flooding. Widespread rainfall amounts of […]

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January 9, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Frozen Pipes Burst in Gaithersburg Community (Photos)

This week’s extremely cold temperatures were too much for some water sprinkler pipes inside some condominium units at the Quince Orchard Park community of Gaithersburg. The frozen pipes burst — some on Jan. 7 and more on Jan. 8 — in some of the brick-front condominiums along Orchard Ridge Drive and Mill Green Avenue. “All […]

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December 3, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Water Main Break in Chevy Chase

UPDATED Repairs were complete by 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 4. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews are responding to a 12-inch water main break in the 4700 block of Willard Avenue in Chevy Chase. WSSC spokesperson Jerry Irvine said hundreds of customers are impacted by the break that was reported about 4 p.m. on Dec. […]

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