A winter-storm warning is in effect starting at 12:01 a.m. on
Wednesday, March 6th and lasting until 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 7th. This
storm is expected to start as rain on Tuesday evening, March 5th, but change
over to snow late evening.
Snow totals will vary. Accumulations of 2 –
4 inches Tuesday night and an additional 4 – 6 inches Wednesday are possible.
Winds on Wednesday will be out of the NE at 20 – 25 miles per hour (mph) with
gusts up to 35 mph.
With heavy snow and gusty winds
come the potential of tree limbs to come down on power lines. Make sure you have
a battery-operated radio and flashlight; extra prescription medication; and
charge cell phones or other critical battery-operated equipment.
reminder, please stay off the roads during dangerous driving conditions. If you
must drive, make sure you have a full tank of gas. Include an emergency kit in
your car with extra blankets, some food and water, and a first-aid
Montgomery County Update
Montgomery County will send out
periodic updates on the status of county government, school, and transportation
via Alert Montgomery. To find information between updates, visit the
• Monitor street plow status: http://www5.montgomerycountymd.gov/snowmap/
County Government Status Updates (including RideOn Bus status, trash and
recycling collection, and library and recreation center closures): http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov
• MCPS School Closure
• For non-emergencies, contact Montgomery County
Government at 311 or (240)-777-0311
• For emergencies, call 911
report power or other utility outages:
Gas and Electric: 1-877-778-2222 or 1-800-685-0123
(Allegheny Power): 1-800-255-3443
Washington Gas: 1-800-752-7520
Sent to All users (E-mail accounts, Pagers, Cell phones)
through Alert Montgomery