What's wrong with this picture?

December 11, 2011
  • Overgrown bushes block drivers' view at the intersection of Hebb Road and Beaver Creek Road, east of Funkstown. The bushes were trimmed Friday.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

The problem: Overgrown bushes block drivers’ view at the Y-shaped intersection of Hebb Road and Beaver Creek Road, east of Funkstown. The bushes “have been overgrown for decades, forcing cars coming from Dual Highway to pull well into the intersection before being able to see the other road,” a reader wrote in an email.

Who could fix it: Washington County

What they say: After being asked about the bushes, the county’s Highway Department contacted the property owner, who granted the county permission to trim the evergreen bushes, county spokeswoman Sarah Lankford Sprecher said in an email Thursday evening. The bushes were trimmed Friday.

“We encourage citizens to contact us with questions, especially regarding safety concerns, so we can address issues quickly,” Sprecher added. “Please contact the County Department of Public Relations and Community Affairs at 240-313-2215 or”

 — Compiled by Heather Keels

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