About Councilmember Navarro

I serve as the Council Vice-President and the Montgomery County Councilmember representing District 4. I am the chair of the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee and also serve on the Health and Human Services Committee.

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February 9, 2010

Storm Services Information Update

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Division of Highway Services is managing snow removal operations. Unfortunately, our office has been advised by the County Executivethat snow removal has been delayed and complicated by the extreme weight and volume of snow resulting from this weekend's storm. In some areas, crews are actually removing the snow rather than plowing it aside, because of space limitations.

In addition, we are aware that thousands of residents are still without power. PEPCO and BG&E have notified our office that they are working around the clock and have brought in emergency crews to restore power as soon as possible. In the meantime, the County has opened warming centers at the following locations:

  • Rockville High School, at 250 Richard Montgomery Drive
  • Schweinhaut Senior Center, at1000 Forest Glen Road inSilver Spring
  • The Longwood RecreationCenter, at 19300 Georgia Avenue in Brookeville/Olney

If you need to contact DOT directly, the number is 240-777-6000. If you have a medical emergency or need to report a downed, live wire please dial 9-1-1.

We apologize for the difficulties you are experiencing, and appreciate your patience during this emergency. Please let me know if I can be of additional assistance. You can email me at: Councilmember.Navarro@montgomerycountymd.gov

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Winter Storm Update from Montgomery County (Courtesy of Alert Montgomery)

Since early Monday, all Montgomery County efforts have been fully focused on 4,128 miles of neighborhood roads – divided into 140 plow routes – with workers and machinery laboring around-the-clock to clear the snow as soon as possible.
Thousands still remain without power and hundreds of trees are down. The County continues to work closely with PEPCO to provide them with the snowplows, tree crews, and other assistance they need to restore service.
The shelter at Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive in Rockville, remains open. Transport to the center is being handled by County volunteers with 4-wheel-drive vehicles and by Maryland National Guard members. Medical emergency calls continue to be handled by Fire & Rescue.
Ride On buses will operate on an “S” schedule today. Parking enforcement in County garages and parking lots will remain suspended through Thursday. County liquor stores will be open. The Solid Waste Transfer Station will close at 5 PM today.
Given piles of plowed snow along streets and at intersections, County officials urge motorists and pedestrians to continue to exercise extreme caution. Residents should continue to check in on friends and neighbors to make sure they are all right.
If there is an emergency, County residents should call 911. Please do not call 911 with snow plowing questions, as that delays responses to emergency calls. For snow calls, call 240-777-6000 or email highway@montgomerycountymd.gov. To volunteer with a 4-wheel drive vehicle, call 240-777-2600.

Tell others about Alert Montgomery! Have them sign-up for this free county service at https://alert.montgomerycountymd.gov
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