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Delays, Closings, & Other Information Due to Winter Storms & Emergencies

Latest Updates on County Services

County News
The latest information from Montgomery County Public Information Office on updates and announcements.
School Delays and Closings
The latest information from Montgomery County Public Schools about school closures and delayed openings.
Community Activities/Meetings Cancellations
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.
Traffic Incidents and Delays
Get real-time information on what's happening on roads in the area.
Traffic Cameras
Using the County's nearly 200 traffic cameras, see road conditions before venturing out.
County Council
Check the Council home page for weather or emergency related cancellations or postponements of Council meetings and hearings.
Ride On Bus
Find out about delays or changes on the County's Ride On bus routes.
Metrobus and Metrorail
Go to Metro's website to get the latest information about train and bus schedules and delays in service.
Trash and Recycling Collection
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
Montgomery Parks' Inclement Weather Closures.

Winter Weather Operations

Power Outages

These companies provide power services in Montgomery County. Go to your provider's website to get information or report problems:

Weather Forecasts

  • National Weather Service Local 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.

graphic of When It Snows brochure Emergency Preparedness

Who Removes Downed Trees?

Trees that have fallen on utility lines should be reported to the local utility company:

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?

Good neighbors clear their sidewalks of ice & snow. Be a good neighbor.

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.

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