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Winter weather coats neighborhood; closes schools and delays city business

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — A winter storm has disrupted business as usual on Tuesday.

Updated at 10:54 p.m.

Prince George’s County Public Schools announced a two hour delay for Wednesday morning. Metro says it is still operating on a moderate snow plan, but additional safe routes can be added.

Updated at 3:06 p.m.

The City of Hyattsville says “Public Works crews will remain operational until 9 PM this evening. Crews will return tomorrow at 5 AM and will operate in weather emergency mode until noon, when road conditions will be reassessed.”

The city asks residents to keep sidewalks clear. According to the city municipal code, residents and business owners have 24 hours after the snow ceases to fall to make sure sidewalks are clear, which by our eye out the window, could be around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Prince George’s County says residents and business owners outside of a local municipality have 48 hours after snow has fallen or ice has formed as a result of inclement weather to remove it.

The city urges residents in need of emergency services to call Hyattsville City Police at 301.985.5050 or 301.985.5060 (non-emergency).

Updated at 2:45 p.m.

Metro says it will run on a moderate snow plan for the remainder of the day. The Town of Brentwood has rescheduled its council meeting for Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Updated at 12:39 p.m.

Montgomery County Police said that New Hampshire Avenue is open. Art Works announced it is closed today. Joes Movement Emporium said its 6:45 p.m. Hula Hoop Jam and 7:00 p.m. Afro Cuban Dance classes are still on ($12 drop in)

Updated at 10:31 a.m. 

The Mall at Prince Georges announced it will delay opening until noon today.

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Updated at 10:06 a.m.

The City of Hyattsville says city offices will open at 10:30 a.m. This to allow time for city staff to arrive safely.

Updated at 9:13 a.m. 

Metrobus service is operating on a moderate snow plan.

Updated at 8:56 am.

The government offices for the City of Hyattsville are operating on a two hour delay. The city says the Department of Public Works is working on clearing the roads and commuters should use caution while driving.

Prince George’s County Public Schools are closed today.

According to NewsChannel 8, New Hampshire Road near Adelphi Road was shut down in both directions due to power lines that have fallen. The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) reported several cars getting stuck near Riggs Road and East West Highway.

“Rush hour will be challenging so we strongly encourage motorists to delay their commute and allow trucks the time to effectively maneuver and treat the roads,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters.



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