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Montgomery County Winter Storm 2016 Update

4:30 pm, Sunday, January 24.

A Message from Montgomery County Public Information Office

  • Montgomery County government & facilities will be closed on Monday, January 25.

  • No trash & recycling pickup on Monday. Residents should NOT take their items to the curb.

  • Montgomery County Public Schools will not be in session Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26.

  • Ride On bus service will not be operating on Monday, January 25.

  • Free parking in County garages and parking lots is extended until Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m.

  • All County liquor stores will be closed on Monday, January 25.

  • Historic snowfall of nearly 3 feet means that clearance of roads includes not only plowing but also hauling away record amounts of snow.

  • Challenges: in many places snow cannot just be pushed to the side, but must be hauled out. Below freezing temperatures mean even cleared roads ice overnight.

  • County crews continue to work 24/7.

  • Priority: first clear 1000 lane miles of emergency and primary roads. Only after that is finished are plows and trucks into the neighborhoods.

  • Next: clear 4000 lane miles of neighborhood roads. Initial object: to make them passable, not bare pavement. Then come follow-up runs to complete the work.