Category: Weather

Storm Alert: City, UMd, Fed and Schools Closed Tomorrow

Due to the inclement weather, City offices are closed tomorrow. The weather services are predicting heavy snow to begin before daybreak at a rate of 1 to possibly 2″ per hour until around 11 am. Temps will continue to fall. Accumulation 6-8″. Rain will begin turning to freezing rain and sleet. PW phones will be […]

Sunday March 2nd, 2014 in Weather | 4 Comments »

Snow – Pease Park on Even Side

It’s been snowing heavily. Please see below a few important reminders from the Public Works. SNOW AND ICE CONTROL – PARK ON THE EVEN SIDE! Public Works crews plow and salt City streets and parking lots to clear snow and ice. Things you can do to help include: • Move parked cars off the street so […]

Thursday January 2nd, 2014 in Public Works, Snow, Weather | No Comments »

Snow Update: School Opening, Trash Collection

We had a good amount of snow overnight. I checked with the Public Works this morning. The trucks are out there in the neighborhood. They will clear the main roads first and then inner streets. Please drive carefully when you go out. Trash will be collected as scheduled today, however trucks will come a little […]

Thursday January 24th, 2013 in Weather | No Comments »

Storm Updates: Schools and Offices Open, Early Voting to Resume

Here is the latest update from the City: PEPCO is working in the City to restore power. The blocked roads previously mentioned (Metzerott @ St. Andrews, and 51st @ Cherokee) are open. Power was restored to College Park Woods. Pepco is saying power at the 90 Percent of its entire customers to be Restored by […]

Wednesday October 31st, 2012 in Weather | No Comments »

Storm Update: Street Conditions, Power Outages, Closings..

Just finished driving around the neighborhood (in District 1) Pepco crews are still working at Mineola / 52nd Avenue to restore power there. The entrance to Mineola from 52nd Pl. has been blocked. I saw a tree on 51st Avenue (near Cherokee) blocking the street. (picture below). In terms of power outages, there are four […]

Tuesday October 30th, 2012 in Weather | No Comments »

Trash Collection This Week, Emergency Operations Center, Leaves Raking

The Department of Public Works plans to pick up the Monday trash/recycle route on Monday morning. They will make a decision later tomorrow about Tuesday’s trash/recycling. We will keep you posted as we hear a change in schedule. You can also call Public Works later tomorrow at (240) 487 – 3590 to know the latest. […]

Monday October 29th, 2012 in Weather | No Comments »

College Park Spared from Tornado’s Wrath

I was en route to the NCPCA’s council candidate forum last night, when a tornado watch alert came from the University of Maryland. The message was rather brief – “A tornado is forecast to strike the campus within the next 13 minutes. Seek shelter immediately.”. It was sent by UMD Alerts to all of its […]

Friday October 14th, 2011 in Weather | No Comments »

Thousands Still in Dark

Pepco continues damage assessment in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Crews have restored power to 48,000 customers along with two large substations and a water filtration plant. But still 44067 customers in Prince George’s county is out of power, according to Pepco’s website. This includes many in the city of College Park. Please see the outage map […]

Monday August 29th, 2011 in Pepco, Weather | No Comments »

Hurricane Irene Preparedness, Survival Tips

Hurricane Irene is expected to hit Maryland’s coast sometime tomorrow morning. Here are a few preparedness and survival tips: PREPARE FOR THE STORM: Listen to public media reports regarding the progress of the storm, and Emergency Alert System messages provided through the news media. Emergency preparedness information for hurricanes may be found on the FEMA […]

Saturday August 27th, 2011 in Weather | No Comments »

Maryland Declares Emergency Ahead of Storm

Gov.Martin O’Malley declared a state of emergency yesterday as the storm threatened significant flooding and widespread power outages when it arrives in Maryland sometime tomorrow night. The Category 3 storm is predicted to produce wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour and pound the region with up to 8 inches of rain – […]

Friday August 26th, 2011 in Weather | No Comments »

Excessive Heat Warning: Stay Cool!

The National Weather Service has forecasted extreme heat for Maryland jurisdictions in the Capital, Central, Southern and Eastern Regions of Maryland. This heat advisory is in effect from today until Saturday, July 23rd.  Heat Index values are expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees on all three days, with tomorrow’s heat index possibly spiking to 110 degrees. […]

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Thursday July 21st, 2011 in Weather | No Comments »