Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Division of Highway Services staff continue to clear the record snowfall that occurred the week before Christmas, plowing and spreading abrasives throughout residential areas. With up to 24 inches of snow in some parts of the County, crews worked round the clock for three days to ensure the safety and well being of residents, clear snow from emergency and bus routes, and provide access to all roads in the County. Snow began falling Friday evening, December 18 and by Tuesday morning’s rush hour, every main and secondary road in the County was clear and every residential street had been plowed at least once. MCDOT’s goal is to make every residential street passable -- not to necessarily clear them to bare pavement.
Residents can report roads that need immediate attention on the County’s website
, or they can call the MCDOT Customer Service Center at 240-777-6000.
MCDOT is responsible for clearing more than 5,000 lane miles of County roads. The Maryland State Highway Administration clears all numbered routes in the County (such as Georgia Avenue, Maryland Route 97) and municipalities, such as Rockville, Gaithersburg and Takoma Park, clear their own streets.