Update as of 10:30 am, July 3, 2012.
* Presently, 86 road segments remain closed; all of which involve active power lines.
* 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 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.
* HOV restrictions on I-270 in Montgomery County have been lifted for today and tomorrow for the July 4th holiday.
* 125 of the 800 traffic signals in the county are without power. Drivers are reminded to treat “dark” intersections as four-way stops and be especially aware of pedestrians.
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.
Ride On buses are operating on a regular schedule, but expect delays due to downed trees, wires and signal outages. 9 Ride On routes are detoured, so visit Transit Services' website and click on Delays and Detours for the latest information.
The Silver Spring TRiPS Commuter Store is experiencing mechanical problems which are impacting hours of operation. Hours are temporarily limited to 7 am to 1 pm. Please call before visiting during other hours to confirm the store is open. Repairs should be completed and regular hours restored by mid-week.
The Friendship Heights TRiPS Commuter Store is maintaining normal hours: Monday – Friday 10 am to 6 pm (closed 1 to 2 pm).
5 garages and lots remain without power. 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.
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.