Week Ahead: Thanksgiving Closings; Bus Rapid Transit Open House

Plus: Mild fall weather predicted for holiday weekend


Thanksgiving closings in Montgomery County

The following county offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday:

  • County government offices
  • Libraries
  • County liquor stores
  • Recreation buildings
  • Shady Grove transfer station
  • State offices and courts (also closed Friday, Nov. 24)

Ride On buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Metrorail and Metrobus will operate on Sunday schedules. Trash and recycling pickup will not take place on Thursday or Friday. Pickups next week are scheduled for one day later than typical. Parking at public garages, lots and at curbside meters is free on Thanksgiving.

Final U.S. 29 bus rapid transit open house Monday evening

The third of three planned open houses to provide information about a proposed bus rapid transit project on U.S. 29 will take place Monday at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees can find out more information about a project that is planned to extend the length of U.S. 29 from the Howard County border to downtown Silver Spring in eastern Montgomery County.

No county government meetings this week

The Montgomery County Council, Board of Education and Planning Board do not have any scheduled meetings this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mild days, chilly nights expected through Thanksgiving

Clear and mild fall days are expected this holiday week, according to the National Weather Service. Highs in the low to mid-50s are predicted for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with lows dropping into the upper 30s at night. A sunny high near 44 degrees is predicted for Thanksgiving with a low dropping to around 32. The mild days continue into the weekend with highs in the low 50s and upper 40s predicted for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while nighttime lows are expected in the mid-30s. There’s no rain in the forecast.

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