Reminders and Updates Regarding Today’s Wind Storm
Updated at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 2
We continue to experience wind gusts in excess of 60 MPH and we expect high winds to continue overnight. Wind gusts on Saturday, March 3 are expected to remain in the 40 MPH range. Several trees have come down in the Village, however, we have not received any reports of power outages at this time.
Public Works is responding to trees that are blocking Village roadways. Please report any fallen trees or large limbs that have fallen into and/or are blocking public sidewalks or roadways to our 24-hour Communications Center at 301-654-7300. Through the evening and weekend, we will NOT respond to trees that are down on private property or that are not blocking roadways. Any fallen trees that are not blocking roadways will be addressed on Monday, March 5.
While there are currently no reports of power outages in the Village, residents are reminded to report outages and down wires directly and promptly to PEPCO at 877-737-2662 as well as notifying the Village at 301-654-7300. Never touch or approach downed wires. If power is lost, the Village Hall is available to serve as a charging station and to refrigerate medications.
Village Tree Removal Permits are not required for the emergency removal of fallen branches or trees, HOWEVER, State law requires homeowners to use a licensed tree expert. A short list of licensed tree experts who have worked in the Village follows (these are not recommendations and they are listed in no particular order; residents are encouraged to seek recommendations from neighbors):
Adirondack Tree Service: 301-595-2827
S&P Tree Care: 301-251-0505
Takoma Tree Experts: 301-681-5800
Pogo Tree Expert: 301-774-2968
Mulheron Tree Experts: 301-942-6700
Wood Acres Tree Specialists: 301-949-4100
Chapingo Tree Care Specialists: 301-760-7042
Nelson Tree Specialists: 301-854-2218