Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Photos from around Prince George's during the snowstorm.
While it may not have packed as much punch as some thought, the Snowquester did leave a coating of slushy precipitation across northern Prince George's County which residents had to deal with in the morning hours. Patch Local Editor and photographer Michael Theis was out and about capturing scenes of how county residents dealt with the storm. Got your own Snowquester photographs to share? Add them to the gallery above with the "Upload" button!
Town and county snow policies and tips for braving the storm.
With anywhere from five to ten inches of snow expected to blanket the region between Tuesday night and early Thursday morning, residents and the city and county government are preparing for the storm. Here's a rundown of town and county snow policies and preparedness tips: Plowing and Snow Removal Riverdale Park: The town of Riverdale Park is responsible for snow removal and treatment of all city maintained street. University Park: Residents have been asked to park their cars off the streets. Plowing will occur if necessary, according to a statement from Mayor John Tabori. Prince George's County: Crews first focus services on primary roadways to allow for use by emergency vehicles. Approximately 12 hours after a snowfall has stopped, …
"Mutual aid" utility crews are arriving from Georgia and Alabama; plus, what to do if your power goes out.
Utility crews from Alabama and Georgia have started arriving in the DC area to assist Pepco with any power outages from the snowstorm expected to hit Washington overnight Tuesday, Pepco officials said Tuesday. Pepco requested more than 300 mutual aid workers from areas of the country not affected by this winter storm, and hundreds of overhead line workers and tree trimmers hit the streets Tuesday to prepare, according to a Pepco statement. The entire DC metro area is under a winter storm warning that runs from midnight Wednesday through 3 a.m. Thursday. The storm is expected to switch between rain, snow and a wintry mix several times before it ends, and the DC area could see several inches of heavy, wet snow, National Weather Service …
Metro is aiming to give two hours advance warning should bus service be suspended.
Metro is operating on a normal weekday schedule Wednesday as the Washington region braces for a potentially major snowstorm. MetroAccess service and certain Metro commuter bus routes have been canceled, however, and Ride On buses are experiencing delays. Metrorail customers are advised to plan extra time for their commute. “You may encounter minor delays due to snow and ice clearing efforts, as equipment that removes snow and ice from the third rail operates between regularly scheduled trains,” Wmata said in a statement. Some Metrobus routes may be detoured and bus service may be reduced or suspended as conditions deteriorate, according to Metro. Metro is aiming to notify Metrobus riders two hours in advance if service is suspended. Metro …
The Prince George's County government is open with a liberal leave policy in effect.
Udate: 10:30 a.m.: Bowie State University is now closed for the day on Wednesday Original story: Prince George's County Pubic Schools (PGCPS) are closed and all after-school activities canceled on Wednesday due to a snowstorm predicted to dump between five and ten inches of snow in the region. PGCPS are operating under a Code Yellow, which requires only emergency employees to report as scheduled. The Prince George's County Government will remain open Wednesday, with liberal leave for all non-essential employees, but Prince George's County District Court is closed for the day. Department of Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed to the public Wednesday, with a liberal leave police in effect for non-essential employees. The …
Riverdale Park and University Park are expecting up to ten inches of snow in the next 24 hours. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Riverdale Park area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Riverdale Park-University Park Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2AM each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Friday evening commute could get messy.
Riverdale Park, Univeristy Park, and much of the Baltimore-Washington corridor are in for another dose of mixed precipitation Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow and sleet are likely to begin sometime after noon, with a daytime high near 38°. Forecasters say accumulations of under half an inch are possible. Rain and snow are also likely in the evening hours, but the precip is expected to switch over to just rain after midnight. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is forecast, with an overnight low of around 33°. Still more precip—all rain—is likely on Saturday and Saturday evening, with a daytime high of around 42°.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
No major snow is predicted, but some cold and wet precipitation is predicted to fall in Prince George's County over the next two days.
While no major snow event is forecasted in Prince George’s County this week, there is some wintry weather in our future. According to the National Weather Service, rain mixed with snow and sleet is likely tonight, switching to all rain by 4 a.m. Lows of around 35 degrees are predicted and little to no accumulation is expected. Friday’s weather is predicted to be rainy and foggy, with highs around 45 degrees. The weather will turn cooler and breezy, with winds increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. NWS gives a 30 percent chance of snow overnight, again with little to no accumulation.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
See how local residents, government agencies and transit systems are responding to the first bout of winter weather.
Overnight snow causing slushy conditions on roadway.
Faculty, staff and students in Prince George's County's public schools get to sleep in a bit today, courtesy of the overnight winter weather. In an email alert, school officials announced that offices and schools will be operating on a two-hour delay today. Here's the announcement in full: Prince George's Cunty Public Schools will operate under a two hours delay today due to emergency weather conditions. This includes all schools, offices and programs. Please visit our website for updates: www.pgcps.org.