Winter Storm Update
Refuse and Recycling Collection Canceled for 2/18
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Due to the ice storm, regularly scheduled refuse and recycling collection for Thursday, February 18 has been canceled and will be collected on Friday, February 19. Refuse collection regularly scheduled for Friday, will be collected on Saturday, February 20.
We urge residents to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm and to expect icy conditions on walkways, sidewalks, and roads through the next few days. Residents are also reminded to clear the abutting public sidewalks of ice/snow within 48 hours of the cessation of falling snow/ice. It is not only the law, it’s the courteous and neighborly thing to do.
In the Event of a Power Outage
If power is interrupted, the Village will maintain contact with PEPCO to ensure power is restored as promptly as possible; however, power restoration may be hampered as weather conditions dictate. If you lose power, please contact PEPCO directly at (877) 737-2662, through PEPCO’s app (available where you download apps or at pepco.com/mobileapp), or by text alert (see below) and alert the Village Communications Center at (301) 654-7300. Residents should not assume that PEPCO knows you do not have power—every household that loses power should contact both PEPCO and the Village, which also allows us to monitor the scope of the outage.
NEVER touch or drive over downed utility lines. All downed utility lines are to be treated as if they are live.
To register and send an outage text alert to PEPCO: Text “ADD OUTAGE” to “48710” from a phone linked to your account to register for text alerts. Once registered, during an outage simply text “Out” to “48710” to report your outage (text messaging rates apply).
Residents are asked to move vehicles off of Village roadways to provide ample space for our salt spreader trucks and to allow for the full width of the roadway to be treated. If you do not have a driveway that can accommodate your vehicles, please attempt to park as close as possible to the curb adjacent to your property. In past storms, the Village Public Works Department has observed numerous vehicles that were parked a distance from the curb, which impedes the crew’s ability to clear streets and can result in vehicle damage.
Parking restrictions on West Lenox Street, west of Cedar Parkway, and along Summerfield Road remain in place as previously outlined.
If you must travel in during the storm, please exercise extreme caution.
As always, the Village Communications Center and Police Department will remain staffed through the storm (301-654-7300).