Winter Storm and Preparations
In anticipation of this afternoon/evening’s winter storm event, the Village office closed at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29. Public Works personnel will remain on-duty and are actively monitoring road conditions to respond as needed. This event is not expected to bring heavy winds, which should reduce the impacts to trees and power lines. Overnight temperatures will be in the 20s creating widespread icy conditions. Residents are encouraged to limit traveling on local roadways and sidewalks through the evening, overnight and early the morning of Wednesday, January 30.
Here are a few winter storm reminders:
Residents are asked to move vehicles off of Village roadways to provide ample space for our salt spreader trucks and to allow for the full width of the roadway to be treated. If you do not have a driveway that can accommodate your vehicles, please attempt to park as close as possible to the curb adjacent to your property. In past storms, the Village Public Works Department has observed numerous vehicles that were parked a distance from the curb, which impedes the crew’s ability to clear streets and can result in vehicle damage.
In the Event of a Power Outage
If power is interrupted, the Village will maintain contact with PEPCO to ensure power is restored as promptly as possible; however, power restoration may be hampered as weather conditions dictate. If you lose power, please contact PEPCO directly at (877) 737-2662 and the Village Communications Center at (301) 654-7300. Residents should not assume that PEPCO knows you do not have power—every household that loses power should contact both PEPCO and the Village, which also allows us to monitor the scope of the outage. As always, the Village Hall is available for Village residents as a warming center and to charge electrical devices.
NEVER touch or drive over downed utility lines. All downed utility lines are to be treated as if they are live.
Residents are responsible for clearing all snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of or abutting their property within the first forty-eight (48) hours after the cessation of falling snow. Residents who occupy corner lots are responsible for the sidewalk in front of and on the side of their property. Residents abutting Connecticut Avenue and Brookville Road are not required to clear the sections of sidewalk abutting these roadways.
If you must travel in during the storm or overnight, please exercise extreme caution.