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More than two weeks after mudslide, section of Md. 550 still closed

May 03, 2011|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • Earth, rocks and other debris cover a portion of Md. 550 (Sabillasville Road) near Thurmont, Md., on Tuesday. The road remained closed Tuesday while crews work to stabilize the slope.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Reporter

THURMONT, Md. — Md. 550 (Sabillasville Road) in Thurmont remains closed between U.S. 15 and Eylers Valley Flint Road more than two weeks after a mudslide.

Geoff McCammon, who works for the Maryland State Highway Administration in Frederick County, said Tuesday that it is difficult to determine when the road will be reopened.

“Our crews are working diligently to stabilize the slope,” McCammon said. “We want to fix this and maintain the safety for anybody who drives on (the road).”

The slope, which is about 850 feet high, is still very loose, McCammon said. Crews brought in a crane last week to remove some of the debris, and this week installed drains about 60 feet deep to remove the water.

The mudslide occurred April 17, following several days of heavy rain and storms.

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