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Tree work on Md. 77 could delay traffic

September 13, 2009

THURMONT, Md. -- Travelers might experience periodic delays and one-way traffic Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., along the approximately four miles of Md. 77 within the boundaries of Catoctin Mountain Park.

During this period, tree contractors will be removing hazardous and standing dead trees along the north road shoulder, as well as trimming large dead limbs that hang over the roadway. The work is performed annually to ensure the safety of visitors traveling through the park.

Md. 77 will remain open during the tree work and the duration of the delays is expected to be short.

Catoctin Mountain Park is one of 391 units administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Visitor Center, on Md. 77 three miles west of Thurmont, is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, go to www.nps.gov/cato or call 301-663-9388.

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