Montgomery County Maryland Alert

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Montgomery County, Maryland Alert

Montgomery County Government will be closed on Thursday, except for essential personnel.   

Ride On 

Montgomery County's Ride On bus service will not operate on Thursday.   For more information, go to www.RideOnBus.com

Libraries, Recreation Centers and Liquor Stores 

Libraries, recreation and community centers and liquor stores will not be open on Thursday.  

Community Use of Facilities 

All activities in schools or County buildings will be cancelled on Thursday. 

Solid Waste Transfer Station and Trash and Recycling Pick-Up The County's Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday.  County-provided trash and recycling collections will be cancelled Thursday. 

Parking in Public Garages and Lots 

Suspension of parking enforcement has been extended through Sunday in public garages and lots in downtown Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills.  Residents are urged to take advantage of this free, off-street parking so snow plows can work unhindered.  For locations of these parking facilities, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/parking

Need for Volunteer Drivers 

Volunteer drivers with four-wheel drive vehicles are needed.  To assist, please call the Volunteer Center at 240-777-2600 or email volunteer@montgomerycountymd.gov.   

Power Outages 

Residents without power should call their service provider: PEPCO at 1-877-737-2662, Allegheny Power at 1-800-255-3443 or Baltimore Gas and Electric at 1-877-778-2222.  Residents who have been without power for several days are urged to re-report their outages. 

The County continues to operate three shelters for residents without power.  For information about transportation to the shelters, call 240-777-6000. 

Residents are urged to take precautions to prevent fires by unplugging appliances during a power outage until power has been restored.  

Emergencies  

For emergencies or to report "hot" or sparking wires, especially those across roadways, call 911.  To contact Montgomery County Police for non-emergencies, call 301-279-8000. 

Downed Trees 

To report downed trees in the public right-of-way or roadway, call 240-777-6000 or email highway@montgomerycountymd.gov.  

Help Clear Fire Hydrants  

Residents can assist Fire and Rescue efforts by clearing fire hydrants of snow so they are visible, or marking them with broomsticks or flags. 

Roof Safety 

Homeowners should not attempt to clear snow off their roof.  Residents with flat roofs should watch for the warning signs of a potential roof collapse ,such as a sagging or cracking ceiling; popping, cracking or creaking sounds; or doors and/or windows that can no longer be opened or closed. Residents should evacuate their home if they notice any of these warning signs, and call 9-1-1 if their roof collapses.  

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 

Residents without power should be aware that using gas or charcoal grills, propane heaters and stoves, kerosene space heaters or generators indoors can be fatal. They are a source of carbon monoxide, which can build up indoors and cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Avoid using candles or outdoor grills indoors, to prevent the risk of a fire. 

Check on Welfare of Neighbors 

Continue to check on neighbors, especially those who live alone, are elderly or disabled.  Anyone concerned about the safety and well-being of a neighbor should call the County's Crisis Center 240-777-4000. 

For more information, go to the County's website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

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I love that the federal government is closed, and having local non-essential services unavailable is just a cherry on the top....and REMEMBER, MONDAY is a holiday * the day AFTER the Daytona 500

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Thanks for your comments. The roads are too dangerous for the commute to work. Some can not get out of their streets or subdivisions.

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