Hurricane Sandy: Storm-Related Closures
County government, public schools closed
(Updated 4:55 p.m. Monday) The following information on closures and cancellations was provided by county and state officials and will be updated periodically:
Metro, MARC, Amtrak service suspended Tuesday
Metrorail and Metrobus service will not resume service Tuesday morning, WMATA announced on its website Monday.
An announcement on when service may be restored will be made after Metro is able to assess damage and weather conditions in the morning.Metrobus service restoration will vary by route and depend on road conditions. MetroAccess service will remain suspended all day Tuesday.
There will be no MARC Train Service on Tuesday; Amtrak has also suspended all service between Washington and Boston due to the storm, Maryland transit officials said.
County government closed
Montgomery County government offices will be closed on Tuesday; essential personnel must report to work. County Ride On Bus service remains suspended and will not operate.
Federal government closed
Federal Government / Office of Personnel Management has determined that due to Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Government will be closed Tuesday.
Public schools closed
Montgomery County Public Schools are closed Tuesday. All community use activities in public schools are cancelled Tuesday, as well.
Montgomery College has also cancelled classes and activities on Tuesday.
Scheduled recreation activities cancelled
All Montgomery recreation scheduled activities are cancelled on Monday.
Early voting cancelled
Gov. Martin J. O’Malley has announced that due to the storm, early voting on Tuesday is cancelled. For more information and updates on early voting, visit www.777vote.org.
Emergency shelters open Monday
Beginning at noon on Monday, Montgomery County will open shelters at the following locations:
- White Oak Community Recreation Center, people and pets, at 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring;
- Activity Center at Bohrer Park for people only, at 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg
- Mid-County Community Recreation Center for people only, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring
Those going to shelters are advised to bring prescription medicines, critical phone numbers, and any comfort items such as personal pillows.
Residents taking their pets to the White Oak shelter are advised that the shelter will be capable of housing dogs, cats, and small animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits. The shelter will be staffed by the County Animal Services Division and the volunteer County Animal Response Team (CART).
The homeless shelters --Gude Men's, 600 E. Gude Dr., Rockville; Progress Place, 8210 Colonial Lane, Silver Spring; and Wilkins Avenue Women's Shelter, 12250 Wilkins Ave., Rockville -- are all prepared to serve those who arrive.