Post-Snow Storm Reset: What's Open, What's Closed

What's open and what's closed today in Montgomery County.

Snow in downtown Bethesda. Patch file photo.
Snow in downtown Bethesda. Patch file photo.
Montgomery County's snow ban and emergency restrictions ended at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Here are some other things to know for Jan. 22, according to the county's public information office:
  • MCPS: Classes in Montgomery County's public schools are closed.
  • Government: Montgomery County government offices will be open, with "liberal leave" for non-essential county employees. All essential county employees are expected to report to duty as scheduled. Non-essential employees may use unscheduled annual leave, paid time off, leave without pay or compensatory time without prior supervisory approval. Employees who choose not to report for work must notify their supervisors.
  • Buses: Ride On buses will follow a weekday schedule, but passengers are cautioned to expect major delays and detours due to icy and hazardous driving conditions. For updates on schedules and routes, visit rideonbus.com.
  • Activities: All community use activities in schools are canceled today. Childcare in schools will be provided, but will begin three hours late.
  • Recreation: All regularly scheduled recreation programs and activities are canceled. Community recreation centers and aquatic facilities open at 11 a.m. However, patrons are advised to call facilities before visiting. Check montgomerycountymd.gov/rec for updates.
  • Senior centers: Senior centers are closed on Wednesday.
  • Libraries: Call libraries before visiting or check montgomerycountymd.gov/library for most recent updates on library operating hours.
  • The following libraries are scheduled to open at 11 a.m.: Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Quince Orchard, Rockville, Wheaton, Davis, Kensington Park, Little Falls, Long Branch, Marilyn Praisner, Potomac and Twinbrook.
  • The following libraries are scheduled to open at 1 p.m.: Aspen Hill, Chevy Chase, Damascus, Silver Spring and White Oak.
  • The following library is scheduled to open at 2 p.m.: Poolesville.
  • Snow removal: For snow removal and other weather-related information, visit montgomerycountymd.gov/snow.
  • County trash and recycling: Normal trash collection resumes on Wednesday. Trash collection services slid by one day this week due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Residents who normally receive county-provided recycling or trash pick-up on Tuesdays will have trash and recycling collections on Wednesday. Some trucks may be a little later than normal due to snowy streets.


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