The Hagerstown and Washington County governments' Y2K hotline will take calls beginning Dec. 31 at 8 a.m. until early on Jan. 1, 2000, City Public Information Manager Karen Giffin said.
The hotline number is 301-791-3814, according to a joint city and county statement released Monday.
The line probably will be available until around 2 a.m. Jan. 1, Giffin said.
The hotline, which also is being called a rumor control line, will connect to both county and city operators who will be able to answer questions about both governments' systems.
The hotline can be used by citizens with Y2K-related questions or emergencies, should they arise.
"The City of Hagerstown government is aware of its citizen and customer concerns regarding the Year 2000 (Y2K) computer issue, and to that end has worked diligently to address any possible Y2K-related problems. As an extra step, a Y2K hotline will be available to answer any questions that citizens may have as the new millennium is opening," Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II said in the statement.