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Germantown, MoCo Prepares for Potential History Making Snowstorm

Community Members Urged to Prepare for Predicted Significant Snow

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Germantown and all of Montgomery County, effective at 12:00 pm Friday, January 22 through 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 23. Due to the dangerous weather conditions predicted, Montgomery County community members are encouraged to prepare for heavy snow, high winds that may reduce visibility to less than a quarter-of-a-mile for over three hours and power outages.

According to MoCoSnow.com, “While there is still time for the storm to shift some, things are looking pretty good for those of you that want a major, possibly historic, snowstorm.”

In terms of the storm’s effect on MCPS schools. There is no official word from MCPS yet on if school will be closed or delayed on Friday. However, all MCPS high school basketball games originally scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22 have been moved up to Thursday, Jan. 21 due to the coming snowstorm.

MoCoSnow.com said, “There are still questions surrounding the start time for this storm. It may start snowing in our area as early as 10:00 am or as late as 4:00 pm. That will be the deciding factor when it comes to the delay/early dismissal/closing decision for Friday. Anything scheduled for Saturday will probably be canceled or rescheduled.”