A reader reports: “Something is burning just northeast of 13th and Otis NW”

Update from Gamma Factor: “Pictures from Kansas and Pennsylvania (in Silver Spring). Appears there was a gas explosion in an apartment complex.

Dave Statter reports: “Montgomery County where they have a reported explosion and apartment fire at 2445 Laytonsville Rd.” Read More


Photo by Laura Scalzo

Been getting tons of queries about that super low helicopter spotted all over Takoma, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase and elsewhere today. From the NNSA:

“The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Washington, D.C. and areas in and around the Nation’s capital beginning on October 19 in preparation for the Presidential Inauguration. The inauguration is scheduled to take place on January 20, 2021. Read More


via The Eleanor Silver Spring

From an email:

“The Eleanor Launches $1 Oysters (And No Limit!)

Hump Day never tasted so good. The Eleanor Silver Spring invites dine-in guests to mark the middle of the week with $1 oysters from War Shore Oyster Co, available from open to close. The Eleanor Silver Spring’s dining room and patio (931 Ellsworth Drive) are open for social-distance seating — and pups are welcome.

The Eleanor also hosts a Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. with wines by the glass, beer, single mix rails and house margaritas all for $5. The Happy Hour also serves up a range of other drinks from Mules to Frozen Bourbon, along with wings, nachos and hush puppies. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday. Read More



From an email:

“We’ve secured sidewalk and street lanes for outdoor dining up at the Quarry House. It will be a fairly substantial cafe seating area wrapping the corner of Georgia and Bonifant, with a large portion composed of a closed off parking lane on Bonifant which will be tented and beer garden-y. The total seating capacity will be 58. Menu [below]; beers will rotate and specials will be boozy shaved ice and pitchers of summer cocktails. Read More


Photo by Pete Piringer

Pete Piringer reports:

“Update – Silver Spring Metro Station, outbound red line train the rail off track, That platform, no serious, @mcfrs WMATA ERT on scene”

“Update – Silver Spring Metro Station, metro train derailment at platform”

From WMATA: “Red Line Alert: Due to a derailment at Silver Spring, Metrobus routes S2 & S4 available southbound as an alternative.”

“UPDATED: Red Line Delay: Train service suspended btwn Takoma & Wheaton due to a derailment outside Silver Spring. Expect delays.”

“Red Line Delay: Expect delays in both directions due to a derailment outside Silver Spring.”


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