HAGERSTOWN -- A handful of residents on Tuesday spoke against a proposal to annex into the city about 95 acres of land south of Hagerstown that the Norfolk Southern Railway Co. would use to store vehicles.
The residents, who live on Oak Ridge Drive, spoke during a public hearing Tuesday at Hagerstown City Hall.
Mary Vorreyer told the council that she knew the proposal would be approved, but she asked them to do whatever they could to mitigate the negative impact on the residents who live there.
Vorreyer said she was concerned tractor-trailer traffic and lights from the storage facility would disrupt the neighborhood at night.
"I know it's going to go through. We're just looking for assistance," Vorreyer said.
Another resident said the neighborhood would be filled with exhaust fumes and the sound of idling trucks.
Norfolk Southern plans to build the storage facility on 95.2 acres of land below Wilson Boulevard and between Virginia Avenue and Downsville Pike.