Update as of 4:00 pm, July 2, 2012.
* As of 3:30 pm, all county roads blocked by trees NOT involving power lines were reopened.
* Presently, 105 road segments remain closed; all of which involve active power lines. 45 of the road segment closures remain in Silver Spring. Therefore, the Silver Spring Depot will remain fully staffed overnight for monitoring and removal activities. MCDOT continues to monitor the remaining road closures and will remove trees and reopen the roads as soon as power lines are clear.
* Crews continue to clean up of large debris in all 220 residential plow routes.
* Currently 50 contractual tree crews and a large contingent of contractual equipment are assisting with the cleanup effort.
The Division of Highway Services operates a Storm Operations Map that contains a host of information. Designed initially for conveying information during a snow storm, the map is operated year-round and will show road segments that are closed. Visit Highway Services' website and click on the map. Place cursor over the portion of the county of interest to you and double click to zoom in. Closed segments of County Roads will be shown with a fat black line.
The Division of Traffic and Engineering Services maintains a listing of traffic incidents occurring throughout the county. The list covers issues such as congestion hot spots, collisions, and road closures due to high water or other causes. Visit Traffic Engineering's website.
To report storm-related problems or other maintenance concerns, call 311 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, or visit MC311’s website. For more information about the current storm, including tips on dealing with the extended power outage in your home, visit the County's press release.