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Deer get stuck at Washington County Free Library construction site

March 07, 2012

Two deer got stuck Tuesday night inside a fenced-in area at the Washington County Free Library construction site on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, city police said.

Several residents helped Hagerstown police and Maryland Department of Natural Resource officers corral and free the animals during the 90-minute incident that started about 6 p.m., city police Sgt. Ben Lyncha said.

Lyncha said he believed the deer got into the construction site through a small portion of the fence that had been pushed in.

Once the deer got out, one took off down a nearby alley and the other down Potomac Street, Lyncha said.
Antietam and Potomac streets were temporarily blocked to traffic to keep the animals from being hit by motorists, Lyncha said.

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The central library on South Potomac Street has been closed for months while an extensive renovation and expansion project at the site continues.

— C.J. Lovelace

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