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Heavy Rains Bring Flooding, Evacuations In Prince George's

Heavy rains on Wednesday swamped area waterways, forcing the WSSC to open the floodgates on the T Howard Duckett Dam, forcing evacuations and flooding many areas of Laurel, Maryland.

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Flash Flood Warning In Effect, Parts Of D.C. Area Already Under Water

Heavy rains are expected to dump as much as 5 inches of precipitation on the region by the end of the day, prompted flooding warnings in low-lying areas.

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Rethinking Montgomery County’s Snow Removal Process

After a winter flush with snow, Montgomery County Council member Hans Reimer wants to give the county's policy on sidewalk snow removal some second thought.

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After Booming Oyster Harvest, Maryland Crab Season Off To Slow Start

Winter's lingering grip on Maryland has pushed back the start of crab season, but it comes on the back of one of the strongest oyster harvests in years.

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Does Snowy Winter Help Or Hurt Ocean City Tourist Economy?

Conventional wisdom says that a long winter might push back summer vacation plans and hurt resort towns like Ocean City, but some business owners say hotel rooms will be booked regardless.

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State Governments Bust Budgets On Snow Removal This Winter

An especially snowy winter has forced the departments of transportation in Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia to bust the budget on snow cleanup.

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VIDEO: Arlington Plow Takes To The Wrong Side Of The Road

Roads in the area can be dangerous during winter weather in their own right, which is why motorist Jason Berry was incensed when he saw an Arlington County plow on the wrong side of the road.

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Potholepalooza In The District

Across the area, the consensus seems to be winter weather has worn out its welcome. And it's taking a toll on more than people's patience. Roads across the region are showing lots of wear and tear from storms and efforts to clean up after them.

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Montgomery County Schools Apply For Waiver After Snow Cancellations

With snow days continuing to pile up, many area schools have exceeded the number of days they're allowed to take off, and Montgomery County Schools are applying for a waiver.

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Winter That Doesn't End: Federal Government, Schools Closed

Winter doesn't officially end until March 19, and just to remind us, at least six inches of snow is on the ground in areas with more coming early Monday.