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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/12/2010

Montgomery County storm update

By Washington Post editors

Montgomery County officials say about 75,000 customers in the county are currently without power due to Thursday morning's storm and about 150 traffic lights are currently not working.

About 10 roadways are closed. They include the following:

  • Seven Locks Road at Bells Mill Road in Potomac
  • Bethesda Church Road in Clarksburg area
  • Blunt Road in Germantown
  • Brookeville Road at Georgia Avenue in Brookeville
  • Zion Road in Laytonsville
  • Kinglsey Road at Stringtown Road in Clarksburg
  • Prices Distillery Road at Lewisdale Road in Clarksburg
  • Wildcat Road at Davis Mill Road in Germantown
  • Cross Laurel Drive at Blunt Road in Germantown
  • Glennon Drive in North Potomac

Several county facilities, including libraries and health centers also are closed.

  • Chevy Chase Library
  • Silver Spring Library
  • Wheaton Library
  • White Oak Library
  • Dennis Avenue Health Center
  • Longwood Community Center
  • Long Branch Community Center
  • Coffield Community Center
  • Holiday Park Senior Center
  • Schweinhaut Senior Center
  • Wheaton Community Center
.

The Montgomery County Department of Parks also says three of its facilities are closed. They encourage people who are planning on going to a county park facility today to call ahead.

  • Wheaton Regional Park train and carousel closed
  • Cabin John Regional Park train closed
  • Brookside Nature Center closed

Emergency contact numbers in Montgomery.

  • To report downed trees in the public right-of-way, call 3-1-1, or, if calling from outside Montgomery County, 240-777-0311.
  • To report power outages, call Pepco at 877-737-2662, Allegheny Power at 800-255-3443, or Baltimore Gas & Electric at 877-778-2222.

By Washington Post editors  | August 12, 2010; 11:52 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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