No Ride On Service Today; Shelters to Open at Noon Today; No Charge for County Parking Facilities Today and Tomorrow, Transfer Station to Close Today at 3 p.m. All County facilities, including libraries are closed today.
Montgomery County urges residents to stay in a safe place
and avoid traveling today. High winds, the danger of falling trees, and
flooding are expected to create unsafe road
Residents are reminded that Ride On has cancelled
service for today.
Beginning at noon today
(Monday), Montgomery County will open shelters at the following locations:
White Oak Community Recreation Center, people and pets, at 1700 April La. Silver
Spring; the Activity Center at Bohrer Park for people only, at 506 S. Frederick
Ave., Gaithersburg; and the Mid- County Community Recreation Center for people
only, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring.
Those going to
shelters are advised to bring prescription medicines, critical phone numbers,
and any comfort items such as personal pillows. Residents taking their pets to
the White Oak shelter are advised that the shelter will be capable of housing
dogs, cats, and small animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits. The shelter will
be staffed by the County Animal Services Division and the volunteer County
Animal Response Team (CART).
The homeless shelters --Gude Men's,
600 E. Gude Dr., Rockville and Progress Place, 8210 Colonial La., Silver Spring
are prepared to serve homeless individuals who
Montgomery County parking garages and lots will remain
open Monday and Tuesday at no charge. There will also be no charge at County
The Montgomery County Transfer Station is
open, but will close at 3 p.m. Monday.
Residents are reminded to
avoid areas subject to flooding, including low spots, canals and streams. Do not
attempt to drive on a flooded road, which could lead to becoming stranded or
trapped because the depth of the water and the condition of the road is not
always obvious. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize
flood dangers, downed wires and other hazards.
A number of areas
are already closed due to flooding, including portions of Little Falls Parkway,
Sligo Creek Parkway and Beach Drive.
When approaching a traffic
signal without power, State law requires motorists to treat the intersection as
a four-way stop.
Montgomery County 311 (240-777-0311 from a cell
phone) will be open continuously for the duration of the storm. Call 311 for
questions regarding County Government services, programs and/or issues, or go to
www.MC311.com for online help. MC311.com is available on smart
Call 911 in the event of life-threatening emergencies or
call 301-279-8000 for police-related non-emergencies.
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