dpwtThe County’s Department of Public Works & Transportation made a decision to remove the Water Street bus stop, located across from the 7-11 convenience store. As of Monday, January 23, 2017, this bus stop will longer be active for boarding and drop offs for “The Bus” passengers. The Bus passengers can still access transit services on Judges Drive at the Courthouse Circle and on Elm Street near Governor Oden Bowie Drive. Yesterday, DPW&T posted public notices at the Water Street bus stop to provide their patrons with sufficient notification about the change. By Friday, January 20th, the bus shelter will be removed and the bus stop sign will be removed from the Water Street bus stop. In the meantime, DPW&T will continue to work with the SHA and the M—NCPPC on their pedestrian improvement projects on Water Street, including moving the Water Street crosswalk further down towards Judges Drive.4513266381_350396b420_o

You may have noticed utility works working along Rt. 4, Old Crain Highway, School Lane and Church Street over the past week. These utility workers are installing underground fiber-optic cables to connect the County Administration Building, Courthouse, Board of Education Building, and the Town Hall to the County’s  Intergovernmental Network or I-Net system.

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“The Prince George’s County Intergovernmental Network (referred to as I-Net) is a secure, reliable and scalable fiber optic network connecting anchor institutions as partners in building successful communities and local economies. The I-Net provides a common framework for government, education and public safety to leverage shared resources for information and data sharing and regional interoperability. The goal is to expand participation through collaboration ensuring long term sustainability.”

For more information on the County’s I-Net Program visit: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/696/Intergovernmental-Network-I-Net

Once cable installation is complete, the Town will join the dozens of other Prince George’s County municipalities already connected as well as access to multiple State and County databases and systems via secure high speed internet service provided by the County’s Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement.

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.