Delays, Closings, & Other Information Due to Winter Storms & Emergencies
- Latest Snow Removal Information
- Map of snow plow progress
- Latest Updates on County Services: Schools, RideOn, Metro, Trash collection, more
- Frequently Asked Questions About Winter Weather Operations
- Power Outages: Allegheny Power, BGE, PEPCO, more
- Weather Forecasts: Weather Bug, Weather Channel
- Emergency Preparedness:"When It Snows" brochure, Fire Safety and Winter Storm Tips
- Who Removes Downed Trees?
- Who Clears Sidewalks of Snow? Wide enough for Wheels?
Latest Updates on County Services - top
The latest information from Montgomery County Public Information Office on updates and announcements.
The latest information from Montgomery County Public Schools about school closures and delayed openings.
Activities in schools are cancelled when public schools close early or for the entire day. Also find out about weekend and holiday cancellations or delays in County buildings.
Get real-time information on what's happening on roads in the area.
Using the County's nearly 200 traffic cameras, see road conditions before venturing out.
Check the Council home page for weather or emergency related cancellations or postponements of Council meetings and hearings.
Find out about delays or changes on the County's Ride On bus routes.
Go to Metro's website to get the latest information about train and bus schedules and delays in service.
Learn whether your recycling or trash pick-up will be affected by the winter storm.
Information about modifications to hours of operation for library branches.
Information about modifications to hours of facility operations.
Montgomery Parks' Inclement Weather Closures.
Winter Weather Operations - top
Frequently Asked Questions:"Who salts and sands your road, how soon do roads get plowed,"and other useful information.
Power Outages - top
These companies provide power services in Montgomery County. Go to your provider's website to get information or report problems:
Weather Forecasts - top
- National Weather ServiceLocal forecast by City, Street, or Zip Code
- WeatherBug: Up-to-the minute weather information, forecasts, severe weather warnings and alerts, both regionally and nationally.
- Weather Channel: Get the latest information on the storm and what weather's expected tomorrow.
Emergency Preparedness - top
- When It Snows...(PDF | 800KB): A handy guide that explains the County’s snow removal action plan and lists useful snowstorm contacts.
- Cold Weather is Here – Are You Fire Safe? The County's Fire and Rescue Service offers tips to keep you safe during winter storms.
- Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security: Visit our Make a Kit page to learn what to include in your emergency kit.
Who Removes Downed Trees? - top
Trees that have fallen on utility lines should be reported to the local utility company:
- First Energy/Potomac Edison 1-888-544-4877 (Allegheny)
- BG&E 1-800-685-0123
- PEPCO 1-877-737-2662 (and press two)
Report “hot” wires or sparking wires, especially those across roadways, by calling 9-1-1.
Report downed trees on County property to the County’s Department of Transportation at 311 (240-777-0311 from outside the County) or Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000
Trees that have fallen on private property are the responsibility of the property owner. The County’s Office of Consumer Protection advises homeowners to deal with established tree removal businesses only, and to call Consumer Protection first to check on a business complaint record. Consumer Protection can be reached at 311 (240-777-0311 from outside the County).
Who Clears Sidewalks of Snow? - top
Property owners are responsible for clearing public sidewalks on or adjacent to their property within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm (County Council Press Release, 4-23-2001, PDF). All residents are strongly encouraged to be good neighbors by clearing the sidewalks in front of their homes, as well as assisting those who may not be physically able to do so. (County Code Section 49-17, on page 17).
Please note: The Montgomery County Commission for People with Disabilities reminds residents that people who use walkers, wheelchairs, baby strollers, rolling briefcases, etc, need 36-inch wide sidewalks and curb ramps for safe travel, especially when the walks are slippery or wet.
Residents who wish to report an unshoveled sidewalk can call 311 (240-777-0311 for outside county). Reports must include an exact address so the County can contact the property owner.
Download flyer of "Wide Enough For Wheels" in pdf format. Good neighbors clear their sidewalks of ice & snow. Be a good neighbor.