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Montgomery County's MC311 Call Center is operating on a regular schedule today, July 2 until 5 p.m. Call 311 or 240-777-0311. Residents can also report downed trees and other non-emergency issues by using the web portal at www.mc311.com either through home or office computers or mobile devices.
• To report “hot” or sparkling wires, especially those across roadways, call 911.
• To report power outages, call Pepco at 877-737-2662, Potomac Edison at 888-544-4877, or Baltimore Gas & Electric at 877-778-2222.
PEPCO reports 123,693 homes still without power.
Road closure link
Residents can get real-time information on road closures in their neighborhoods on line at http://www5.montgomerycountymd.gov/snowmap/.
Find the appropriate location on the map with the cursor and click repeatedly. Closed roads, or portions of roads that are closed, will appear in black on the map, as noted in the legend on the left side of the page.
There are 200 traffic signals without power. Police are directing traffic at about 90 intersections throughout the County. Drivers are reminded to treat “dark” intersections as four-way stops.
A partial listing of primary intersections without working stoplights, as of Monday afternoon, includes:
-Connecticut Ave (MD185) & Randolph Rd
-Cabin John Pkwy & Mac Arthur Blvd
-Colesville Rd (US29) & University Blvd E (MD193) (Four Corners)
-Columbia Blvd & Georgia Ave (MD97) & Seminary Rd
-Forest Glen Rd & Forest Glen Rd (MD192) & Georgia Ave (MD97)
-Democracy Blvd & Old Georgetown Rd (MD187)
-E Gude Dr & Frederick Rd (MD355) & W Gude Dr
Food in the refrigerator is safe if the power has been off for no more than four hours. After that, discard perishables such as meat, poultry, soft cheese, eggs and leftovers. Check out www.fsis.usda.gov/fact_sheets/keeping_food_Safe_during_an_emergency/index.asp for more details and a chart.
A full freezer can keep food frozen for 48 hours after a loss of power. A half-full freezer can keep food frozen for 24 hours
Montgomery County has two “cooling shelters” that remain open at Richard Montgomery High School (250 Richard Montgomery Drive in Rockville) and White Oak Recreation Center, (1700 April Lane in White Oak.). Clarksburg High School has closed as a cooling shelter. Bring prescription medicines, critical phone numbers, and any comfort items such as personal pillows.
Residents who have cats or dogs and are planning to use a County shelter can drop off their pets at the Humane Society Shelter at 14645 Rothgeb Dr. in Rockville. If it is possible to call first, call the emergency number at 240-773-5900. After 5 p.m. when the shelter has closed for walk-in service, those arriving at the shelter should use the front door buzzer to gain admittance.
Following are updates on other County services and facilities:
The following branches are closed due to lack of power: Wheaton, Silver Spring, Little Falls and Davis. All other branches are open. Kensington Park and Twinbrook libraries have extended hours until 8 p.m. Monday evening, July 2nd.
For the latest information on library openings, closings or possible extended hours, check the MCPL website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.
Three garages in Silver Spring are without power. Parking is free at the two garages with pay stations without power -- Garage 16, the new facility on King St in south Silver Spring, and Garage 7 on Cameron St., across from the Judicial Center.
Payment is required to park at any lot or garage with individual meters. All parking facilities -- with or without power-- are open to the public. If there is still no power to the facilities after dark, they will remain open. However, the public is advised to use extreme caution if they choose to park in a facility without lights.
Several Montgomery Parks Facilities, parks, classes and summer camps are cancelled today due to storm damage. Check the website at www.montgomeryparks.org for updated information. To report downed trees, other problems or maintenance issues in parks, contact the Montgomery Parks Service Center at 301-670-8080. Visitors are urged to use caution when traveling to or visiting parks or trails as crews are working to remove dangerous or downed trees.
The following swim centers are open: Upper County, Martin Luther King, both indoor and outdoor pools; Germantown, indoor and outdoor; Olney; Western Area pool and Long Branch outdoor pool.
All scheduled Recreation Department programs and activities, including summer camps, are cancelled on Tuesday, July 3.
Community use activities in public schools
Community use activities scheduled for Montgomery County Public Schools are cancelled for Tuesday, July 3.
Ride On buses are operating on a regular schedule, but expect delays due to downed trees, wires and signal outages. A number of Ride On routes are detoured, so check the website at www.rideonbus.com and click on Delays and Detours for the latest information.
Trash, recycling collections
Recycling collection and County-provided trash collection for single-family households will be provided as regularly scheduled on Tuesday. The Transfer Station will be open to accept dropped off tree limbs and brush.
However, residents are reminded that there will be no County-provided recycling or trash collections on Wednesday, July 4. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections will shift later by one day. The Transfer Station will be closed July 4. See holiday details. Get holiday reminders as email and/or text messages.
For information on cleanup instructions for fallen tree limbs and for disposing of spoiled/rotten food, visit the Division of Solid Waste website.
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