2021 | Weather

UPDATED: Another 1 to 2 inches of snow expected Monday across Montgomery County

Most parts of county saw 2 to 3 inches on Sunday

Photo by Dan Schere

This story was updated at 5:03 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 with an updated message from MCPS. It was updated again at 11:06 a.m. to add comments from a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue spokesman and the latest forecast

Another 1 to 2 inches of snow is expected to fall in Montgomery County on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Kyle Pallozzi, a National Weather Service meteorologist, told Bethesda Beat on Sunday that 2 to 3 inches of snow fell on Sunday across the county.

The highest total recorded in the county, he said, was 3.1 inches near Fairland, in the Silver Spring area.

Pallozzi said most parts of the county will receive an additional 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation Monday.

The National Weather Service’s latest advisory, issued at 10:17 a.m. Monday, stated that the greater Washington region would see additional snow accumulations of up to one inch, and possibly up to one-tenth of an inch of ice.

Road conditions are expected to remain slippery throughout the day, it stated.

Pete Piringer, a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, posted on Twitter on Sunday that there were roughly 180 emergency calls, including more than two dozen crashes.

Piringer said in an interview on Monday that the 180 calls on Sunday were between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., which is a higher volume than normal.

“Typically, Sunday’s a little slower, so that was pretty hectic,” he said of Sunday.

He said there were another half dozen crashes reported Monday morning. Most of the crashes have involved a single vehicle, he said.

Montgomery County Public Schools announced early Monday morning that virtual classes will happen as scheduled. All activities in and at school buildings, including child care and meal distribution, were canceled.

The county’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for Monday are canceled. People who were scheduled to get a second dose of the vaccine will have their appointments rescheduled for Tuesday, according to a press release.

No first-dose vaccinations were scheduled for Monday, the press release stated.

Additionally, the county’s testing sites at the Germantown Community Recreation Center and the Silver Spring Civic Building have been canceled.

Additionally, Montgomery County District and Circuit Court are closed Monday.

County government offices were scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Monday, and nonessential employees have the option of liberal leave. Essential employees must work regular hours, the county’s website stated.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that Metrobus will suspend some routes on Monday. Metrorail will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com