Released on July 4, 2012 - 11:19am
Jul 04
Mayor Craig A. Moe has received reports that some residents have been unable to get through to City Hall. The City’s Emergency Services has been checking into the issue and has concluded that the City’s system is working. However, downed utility wires in the area could be causing issues with residents getting through to our phone lines.

Verizon has issued a statement that they are aware of the problem and making progress in restoring services. For more information on Verizon’s progress please visit,

If you find you are unable to reach City Hall, please call your phone provider and let them know that technicians need to be dispatched to your area for assessment.

Below is the message we have on the City’s holiday phone line.

Thank you for calling the Laurel Municipal Center. City Offices will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. City offices will reopen on July 5 at 9am. A reminder to residents that the City has opened a cooling center from 10am – 6p at the Laurel Armory at 422 Montgomery Street and both City pools will open at 11am as relief from the heat. If you know your party’s extension please dial it now or dial 5 for a company directory. If this is an emergency please call the Laurel Police Department at 301-725-3000. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday.
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