Montgomery County Public Schools Summer Programs Canceled by Storm

By Nicholas Zifcak
Nicholas Zifcak
Nicholas Zifcak
July 26, 2010 Updated: July 26, 2010

WASHINGTON—Major storms hit the Washington, D.C., metro area Sunday afternoon downing trees and causing widespread power outages. Falling trees killed two in the area.

Local power company Pepco said that reconnecting the more than 200,000 customers in Montgomery County who lost power will be a “multiday effort.” Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) issued water restrictions for Prince George and Montgomery Counties after a water facility lost power Sunday afternoon.

All Montgomery County summer camps, summer fun centers, and recreation summer classes are canceled for Monday July 26. Montgomery College’s Rockville campus will be closed Monday, Takoma Park and Germantown campuses will be open.

Traffic light outages slowed rush hour traffic Monday morning into Washington, D.C., with dozens of intersections without power in the region. Officials told motorists to treat them as four way stops.

Hard hit Montgomery County closed several recreation facilities. Only the following will remain open Monday: Upper County Neighborhood, Germantown, East County Neighborhood and Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Centers and the Germantown Indoor and Olney Swim Centers. All other centers are closed.

Some Montgomery Parks facilities are open and parks classes and programs there will run as scheduled: Cabin John Ice, South Germantown Splash Park and Miniature Golf, and the Tennis and More, and Week in the Park summer camps at Wheaton Regional Park. The county advises residents to call individual facilities to check on their status.

Nicholas Zifcak
Nicholas Zifcak