February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Proposes Bill Making County Responsible for Shoveling Some Sidewalks

Residents and business owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice off their sidewalks within 24 hours following a snowfall. A bill introduced Tuesday would require the Montgomery County Department of Transportation to remove snow from narrow sidewalks where there is significant pedestrian traffic. Councilmember Evan Glass sponsored the bill, which already has support from […]

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February 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Hundreds Warned About Unshoveled Sidewalks, Few Cited Following Blizzard of 2016

UPDATED There were hundreds of warnings but few tickets issued to Montgomery County property owners for failure to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice following the Blizzard of 2016, according to information obtained by MyMCMedia. In Montgomery County, there were 835 cases reported after the blizzard compared to 719 cases between Jan. 1 and […]

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January 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Gaithersburg Officials Say Snow Emergency Remains in Effect (PHOTO)

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City Manager Tony Tomasello released an update about winter storm clean-up efforts on Sunday. The city officials say a snow emergency remains in effect and the city may be closed on Monday, Jan. 25.  The leaders also urge residents to remain patient and off Snow Emergency Routes and cul-de-sacs during cleanup efforts, as […]

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January 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

What Poolesville Residents Need to Know About Snowstorm Operations

The Town of Poolesville officials released guidelines to help residents prepare for the winter storm. According to a news release, Town and contracted snow plows will begin clearing residential streets to keep them passable, when snow accumulates between two to three inches deep and temperatures indicate that the snow will not melt. Crews will generally try to […]

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February 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Digging Out in Bethesda (PHOTOS)

Many Montgomery County residents are spending their Sunday digging out after Saturday’s significant snowfall. Below, a look at some of the slushy roads and sidewalks early today in the Bethesda area:

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February 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Government is closed today. That means public libraries and recreation centers are not open. 2. Community use activities at Montgomery County Public Schools are also canceled. For a list of other delays and closings in Montgomery County, visit here. […]

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February 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Toilet Snowplow (VIDEO)

What will they think of next? The owner of Union Hardware in Bethesda has designed a motorized toilet that also serves as a snow plow. David Goldberg posted a video of the invention that he calls Loo-cy on YouTube. In the video, entitled “Heads Up,” Goldbeg is seen clearing the sidewalk along Norfolk Avenue in […]

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March 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Declares Snow Emergency, Cancellations

The city of Gaithersburg has declared a snow emergency beginning at 12 a.m. on March 3. All cars parked on snow emergency routes must be removed or they could be ticketed or towed. Gaithersburg officials have also announced that recycling and bulk pick-up for Monday, March 3 is being suspended. For those whose regular recycling […]

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