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Schools' traffic problems eyed

September 06, 2002

SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg town officials and police are once again trying to solve the traffic problems that for years have plagued Smithsburg's middle and high schools.

Police Chief Mike Potter said Tuesday that he has met with school officials about the congestion in the parking lots when classes are dismissed.

"It's a real quagmire," he said.

The high school and middle school share a driveway that leads to the main road. It's tough for full buses to exit the school because the vehicles of parents picking up students often block the flow of traffic, Potter said.

The town in the past has run into funding problems for a traffic light and other possible solutions, Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said.

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She said she is trying to arrange meetings with school, police, fire and state officials to revisit the problem.

"This rears its head every September. Maybe one of these days we'll slay the dragon and get it and get it over with," Myers said.

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