County to Begin Special Storm Tree Debris Pickups on County Maintained Roads on July 11
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will provide special storm tree debris collections -- on County maintained roads only -- throughout the County starting July 11.
Crews will systematically begin covering all of the County’s 217 snow plow routes, picking up tree debris that is located within the County right-of-way. This is a special one-time only service resulting from the storm. To ensure pick up, residents should place only their storm tree debris in the public right-of-way before July 11. They should ensure that sidewalks, driveways and roads are not blocked.
Residents are reminded that once their storm tree debris is placed on the right-of-way, it still may take several days to be picked up due to the volume of debris and the number of homes involved.
Residents may also continue to bundle their debris and use County-provided trash and yard trim curbside collection or drop off disposables at the Transfer Station. For information on cleanup instructions for fallen tree limbs visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/solidwaste.
To report any unsafe conditions they feel need immediate attention, residents should contact the 311 Call Center at 311 or 240-777-0311 or online 24/7 at www.MC311.com.
For additional information, visit the MCDOT website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcdot.
Recreation Cancellations for Friday
Due to continued power outages the following programs and activities are cancelled for Friday, July 6:
Norwood Park – Bethesda Art in the Park Camp
Ross Boddy Community Center – Summer Fun Center, all programs and activities
Tilden Woods Park Camp Explorer
Rock Creek Park Camp Hidden Spring
All Therapeutic Recreation (TR) programs scheduled for Blair Ewing Center are moved to Wheaton Community Center, 11711 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring for Friday July 6. This includes the following programs: Camp Apollo, Camp Achilles, Personal Persuits and TR extended.
Check on Your Neighbors & Friends
As the temperatures remain high and the recovery continues, it is important to check up on your neighbors and friends – whether in adjoining apartments or houses. Don’t assume anything – lend a hand. Call 911 for emergency assistance and 311 for non-emergency help.
• 25 road segments remain closed. Residents can get real-time information on road closures in their neighborhoods on line at http://www5.montgomerycountymd.gov/snowmap/. Enter an address and zoom in to see detailed neighborhood information. 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.
• PEPCO reports about 14,000 customers are still without power in Montgomery County.
• Stay up-to-date with changes, cancellations, etc. by subscribing to Alert Montgomery at https://alert.montgomerycountymd.gov.
• 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.
MC311 Call Center Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – call 311 or visit www.MC311.com.
Status of County Services:
There is just one traffic signal without power.
The County continues to operate a cooling shelter at Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Dr., Rockville, for residents who are still without power in their homes.
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.
Ride On has just three routes, all in the Silver Spring area, with detours. Check the website at www.rideonbus.com and click on Delays and Detours for the latest information.
Trash, recycling collections
Because there was no County-provided recycling or trash collections on Wednesday, July 4, collections for the remainder of the week will shift later by one day.
To sign up for trash holiday reminders as email and/or text messages, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/solidwaste.
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