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Three to Five Inches of Snow Expected Overnight into Saturday Early Morning Throughout Montgomery County: Residents Encouraged to Stay Current on Changing Weather Conditions

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 16, 2024

With three to five inches of snow expected to fall overnight tonight, Friday, Feb. 16, into early morning hours on Saturday, Montgomery County officials are encouraging residents to prepare for slippery roads and bridges. Some localized areas of Montgomery County may see higher amounts of accumulation. The County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Storm Operations Center (SOC) will activate at 10 p.m. this evening to monitor weather and treatment operations.

MCDOT began pretreating County emergency and primary roads on Thursday with salt brine, a 27 percent salt to water mix, in anticipation for the snowfall and below freezing overnight temperatures. 

Storm crews will be monitoring pavement conditions overnight and responding as necessary. A Winter Storm Advisory is in effect from 11 p.m. this evening, Friday, Feb.16, through 7 a.m. on Saturday. It is expected that snowfall will begin in the area around 11 p.m., leaving accumulations of three to five inches of snow. Residents are asked to avoid driving if possible. If travel is required, residents are asked to consider taking the MCDOT’s Ride On bus service. Bus routes are considered primary routes and those roadways are treated as a priority. 

Icing could produce downed trees, electrical wires and power outages. Sign up forAlert Montgomery, the County's emergency warning system that sends alerts to cell phones, emails or via text messages. 

The power utilities serving Montgomery County are Pepco, BG&E and First Energy. Each has adownloadable mobile app forreporting power outages. They also can be contacted by phone at: 

In case of water main breaks or other issues, contact theWashington Suburban Sanitary Commissionat 301-206-4002

Report downed trees in the public right-of-way or downed wires by contacting the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000. If downed wires are sparking, call 911. 

More information about preparing for the storm, storm operations and submitting service requests is available on the County’s snow portalonline

Follow @MCDOTNow onXandFacebookfor frequent Montgomery County storm operations updates. 

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Release ID: 24-082
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta 240-372-2282
Categories: Transportation