Update as of 8:00 am, July 6, 2012.
• Currently 25 Roads remain closed; all of which involve active power lines. However, this number fluctuates as crews move through neighborhoods and identify unreported tree issues, and as roads are cleared.
* 3 Roads in the Colesville vicinity remain closed
* 1 Road in the Gaithersburg East vicinity remains closed
* 2 Roads in the Gaithersburg West vicinity remain closed
* 8 Roads in the Silver Spring vicinity remain closed
* 11- Roads in the Bethesda vicinity remain closed
• PEPCO is assisting Highway crews and has provided 16 tree crews and overhead line crews to clear utility lines. As PEPCO reports the lines are clear then DHS will remove trees and reopen the roads.
• Currently 60 contractual tree crews and a large contingent of contractual equipment are assisting with the cleanup effort. The number of tree or limb down requests within County right of way has increased.
• DHS crews and contract support will be fully staffed to clear debris throughout the day today.
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 or 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.
There is just one traffic signal without power. (This is out of a total of about 800 in the entire system, County and State).
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.
Operating on a standard week-day schedule. No Delays at this time.
1 routes detoured:
* Route # 1 Bypass Ross and Spencer loop and Leland Street using East West Highway in both directions.
Visit Transit Services' website and click on Delays and Detours for the latest information.
All lots and garages have power.
All parking facilities -- with or without power-- are open to the public. Payment is required to park at any lot or garage with individual meters. 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.
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 anytime. Callers are asked to be patient if they experience delays when calling 311 because of the high call volume. MC311 is operating from a temporary location because of power outages at its building, and this has contributed to some delays.
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.