To demonstrate how quickly the interior temperature of a parked car can reach dangerous levels, a car with digital thermometers placed inside will be on display with video updates of the rising temperatures posted to the internet every hour.

“Interior temperatures of a parked car can rise as much as 30 degrees in as little as one hour. Every year, a child or a pet dies after being left in a parked car in the heat. It is our hope, with this car on display and through the use of social media, to demonstrate how fast and how hot the interior of a car can and will get” says Brian Kress of Marlboro Tire and Automotive.

The car will be on display this Friday July 22, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Marlboro Tire & Automotive, 15204 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Press Contact:

Brian Kress

Marlboro Tire and Automotive

  1. w) 301-627-4900
  2. c) 301-641-1674

brian@marlborotire.com

House Fire & Water Rescue in Town

House Fire: In the early morning hours of Thursday June 30, 2016 while performing routine maintenance the Town’s Public Works staff notices smoke coming from a house in the 14900 Block of Marlboro Pike (Main Street), alerted Marlboro VFD who immediately responded. The fire was quickly extinguished and confined to the bedroom areas. The house was vacant at the time and there were no reported injuries. The Upper Marlboro Police Department is working with the County Fire Marshal’s Office to investigate the cause of the fire. If you have any information please contact Town Police. Photo credit to Paul Hawkins, photographer.
Water Rescue: On Saturday July 2, 2016 at 8am Marlboro VFD and PGFD Technical Rescue Units were alerted to the School House Pond for a water rescue. Units arrived to find a teenage male stuck waist deep in the mud. He was pulled out of the mud via a rope system. Photo credit to Mark Brady PGFD PIO. Click Here to read Fox 5 News Story

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Water Rescue at School House Pond

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House Fire on Main Street

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The Town has recently completed a drainage improvement mini-project as part of the overall Upper Marlboro Town Hall Addition project. Crews spent the week digging three “swells” for natural drainage of the lot, which is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly than the installation of pipes and drains. The next step is the soil boring/sampling of the former swimming pool area in which the addition will be constructed.

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Due to the CAA Basketball Championship, beginning Wednesday, March 9th through Friday, March 11th, Lot #4 of the Show Place Arena will be closed for basketball tournaments.

Wednesdays games are at 12:00pm and 2:30pm.
Thursdays games are at 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, and 7:30pm.
Fridays games are at 1:30pm and 4:00pm.
Saturday’s game is at 4:00pm.

Please take this information into consideration as you plan to travel on those days.

Event Information: 

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The Colonial Athletic Association returns for the 2016 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship. Tickets can be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet or Phonecharge, atTicketmaster.com, or at the Show Place Arena box office. Wed.-Sat., Mar. 9-12, 2016.  Show Place Arena Events will affect work day traffic and the Equestrian Center parking this Wednesday through Friday.

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Upper Marlboro Police monitoring water levels at the Water Street bridge prior to deciding to close the road.

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Western Branch Water Levels thought the day on Feb 25, 2016.

After the heavy rains the area experienced on Wednesday night, the water levels of the Western Branch rose above flood levels (11 feet). The Upper Marlboro Police Department and Town staff began monitoring water levels early Thursday morning and made the decision to close the bridge at 1:00pm when water levels reached over 11 feet. The bridge remains closed until further notice, be sure to check the Town Website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts for details, pictures, and updates.

The Upper Marlboro Town Offices will close at NOON on Friday January 22, 2016, due to the predicted snow event. The Town would like to remind all residents about the Town’s Snow Emergency Plan and street parking restrictions Click Here for more information.

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The Town’s two snow plows sit ready for the anticipated snowfall

“Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland, beginning Friday, January 22 at 7 a.m., in anticipation of a potentially historic storm which could bring up to two feet of snow and blizzard-like conditions.” For additional information on this State of Emergency Click Here .

With Governor Hogan placing Maryland under a State of Emergency due to the expected snow event, the Town has put the following parking restrictions into effect:

NO STREET PARKING- You may park on ODD-NUMBERED side of the street ONLY if unable to fit all vehicles in your driveway or lawn. Town plows need streets clear in order to remove snow effectively. Town Police will place notices on all vehicles parked on streets beginning Thursday evening, January 21, requesting that they be moved. Vehicles need to be removed from the street prior to snowfall to allow for effective pre-treatment.

The Town encourages all residents to follow the below guide lines during ALL snow event:

  • Please do not shovel snow into streets
  • Help your neighbors, check on elderly
  • Clear fire hydrants of snow & ice
  • Be prepared- be sure you have food, water, flashlights etc.
  • Don’t travel unless necessary!

For a list of Warming Centers in the County Click Here.

Call Pepco at 1-877-737-2662 to report outages and downed wires.

Be sure to follow the Town on Twitter or Facebook for up to date information.

We have received notice from the WSSC that a water main break has occurred on Rte. 725 between John Rodgers and Ritchie Marlboro Road that will impact traffic today. The notice reads . . .

The following is a message from the WSSC:
WSSC water main break in your area @ 5301 Mapleshade Ln, Upper Marlboro. Main has been shut down for repair. Service loss possible up to 6 hrs. Traffic delays possible.

Main Street Waterline Upgrades Begin This Sunday

WSSC has contracted with Rapp Contracting for the installation of a new water line located at 14763/14757 Main Street (east end of Main Street)
on Sunday night 11/22/2015 at approximately 7:00 p.m. This work could have Main Street closed, or at least could cause traffic delays.
We will post updates as more information is provided to us about the project.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Prince George’s County Hosts Major Events This Weekend

Upper Marlboro, MD –  This weekend, Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th  Prince George’s County will have multiple major events taking place throughout the County. Residents, visitors, and thru traffic may encounter traffic congestion.  All motorists are encouraged to drive with caution and consider planning ahead for alternative routes and possible delays.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
Memorial Services for Del. James E. Proctor Jr., Clinton, MD
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 1990 representing the 27th Legislative District, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015.  Del. Proctor’s funeral services will take place on Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s of Piscataway Catholic Church, 13401 Piscataway Road, in Clinton, MD.  Visitation is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., with reflections beginning at 11:15 a.m. and Mass starting at 12:00 p.m.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD.

2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show, Camp Springs, MD
Making its return to Prince George’s County after a five year hiatus, the 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show is free and open to the public. Over 100,000 visitors and dignitaries are expected to attend. Gates open at 9:00 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m., and aerial demonstrations from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Parking for the Air Show will be at  FedEx Field and Branch Avenue Metro Station with shuttles running from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Shuttles returning attendees back to their vehicles will run until after the final performance.

23rd Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
Taking place 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the 23rd Annual Bluebird Blues Festival has become one of the County’s premier events. Each year, the festival attracts an average of 12,000 people, dozens of vendors, and national blues acts. The event is free and open to the public. The festival includes two stages, a main stage with a headline performer and three nationally known artists; the smaller stage features three additional acts and a blues workshop conducted by a blues scholar. Children can participate in face painting, roving artists, tattoo art and many other events sponsored by The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Alcohol and pets, excluding service animals, are not permitted.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
Washington Redskins vs. St. Louis Rams, FedEx Field, Landover, MD
The Redskins will play the St. Louis Rams on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.  Purple, Orange and Green parking lots open at 9:00 a.m. The RedZone Lot opens at 8:00 a.m.  For parking and directions information for FedEx Field, please click here.

34th Annual Hispanic Festival, Adelphi, MD
This Sunday, September 20, 2015, from Noon to 6 p.m., the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation will present its 34th annual Hispanic Festival at Lane Manor Park, 7601 West Park Drive and University Boulevard, in Adelphi, MD.  This free festival, which regularly draws more than 10,000 people, will feature carnival games, arts and crafts, two stages of entertainment, and delicious food celebrating Hispanic culture and heritage. Various Prince George’s County Government departments and agencies will also be on hand to provide resources, opportunities, and information to attendees.

For more information please visit the County’s website news page.