Sunday, January 13, 2013
Plan your commute carefully on Jan. 21.
While fewer people are expected to attend President Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 21, projections still show between 600,000 and 800,000 people will be there. That alone would cause an increase in traffic on Washington, DC's roads, buses, trains and sidewalks. For safety and security reasons, a number of roads surrounding the National Mall will be closed on Jan. 21. Some Metrorail stations and Metrobus routes will be affected as well. The District of Columbia's Presidential Inauguration 2013 website details the status of road access into Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day: The following roads will be closed from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21: The website also lists all of the "emergency no parking zones" in effect between 7 a.…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Two of three southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue in the Town of Somerset were closed during the morning rush.
Two of three southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355) at Dorset Avenue were blocked during the morning rush of Thursday, Jan. 3, according to a Montgomery County alert. All three southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue were blocked between Dorset and Cumberland avenues during the previous night, starting at approximately 9:30 p.m., Patch observed. The lanes were closed to repair a broken water main, Bethesda Patch reported.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Don't travel these routes.
Updated 10:05 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30: At 8:10 a.m., Montgomery County reported that the following roads were partially or entirely closed due to flooding or downed trees or wires. The county is urging residents to avoid traveling today as wind and flooding still could create hazardous road conditions. Note: Roads may reopen faster than the county updates this list. A Patch editor reported that he traveled the length of Quince Orchard Road and Montgomery Village Avenue this morning and did not encounter any closures. If you have information about closed or reopened roads to relay to neighbors, please add it to the comments below. If you see a tree touching a power line, stay clear of the tree and call Pepco at 1-877-737-2662. Call 911 in …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Find out where to stay cool in the heat.
With 210,000 Montgomery County Pepco customers without power in soaring temperatures, it's going to be tough to stay cool. Montgomery County has opened three cooling centers across the county and four public libraries with air conditioning. Takoma Park has one cooling center open. Cooling centers: The Germantown, Bethesda, Praisner and Damascus public libraries are all also open. There are 500 out of 800 traffic signals without power across the county and all dark intersections should be treated as a four-way stop. The following pools are closed: All scheduled Montgomery County Recreational Department programs and activities are canceled. To report hot or sparkling wires, especially those across roadways, call 911.