What's wrong with this picture?

April 18, 2010

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The problem: On a railroad overpass over Pangborn Boulevard, a "watch for turning trucks" sign is dirty, weathered and barely readable.

"What good is a sign if it can't be read?" a reader wrote in an e-mail.

Who could fix it: City of Hagerstown

What they say: Hagerstown Public Works Manager Eric Deike said he thought the sign had been put up when the Pangborn Corp. factory was in operation and trucks associated with that business used a turnaround if they were too tall to fit under the overpass. Now that operations there have ceased, there is no reason for trucks to take that route, Deike said.


He said the city would have the sign taken down.

--Compiled by Heather Keels

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