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Area residents deal with flooding, power outages after storms

May 30, 2012|By DAVE McMILLION and CALEB CALHOUN | davem@herald-mail.com; caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • Tuesday's storms caused numerous road closures in Washington County, including Roulette Drive, as shown in this photo. The area is part of the Claggett's Mill development off Poffenberger Road south of Funkstown. Both roads, as well as nearby Mary Flowers Way, were closed as of 9:15 p.m., a county emergency services dispatcher said.
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Thunderstorms rolled through Washington County again Tuesday afternoon and evening, leading to residential flooding in the Claggett’s Mill area off Poffenberger Road south of Hagerstown and causing a vehicle to get stuck in water on Cool Hollow Road, according to Washington County 911 officials.

The vehicle ran into high water on Cool Hollow Road off Dual Highway at 6:26 p.m., and the occupants were able to get out before rescue officials arrived, 911 officials said.

The residential flooding in Claggett’s Mill was due to culverts that became clogged, 911 officials said.

In Hagerstown, Memorial Boulevard between Potmac and Maryland avenues remained closed as of 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, according to Washington County spokeswoman Sarah Lankford Sprecher.

Workers were draining high water that had collected under the railroad overpass.

Close to a dozen roads throughout the county were flooded due to the heavy rain and there was evidence of a lightning striking at house on Ayoub Lane in Black Rock Estates near Mount Aetna, according to authorities.

Closures as of 9:15 p.m. Tuesday included Poffenberger Road, Mary Flowers Way, Roulette Drive, Cool Hollow Road, Bakersville Road at Tommytown Road, the 7700 block of Old National Pike, Mount Aetna Road at Mapleville Road, Sharpsburg Pike in the area of the ag center, Fairplay Road near Bakersville Road and the 18000 block of Keedysville Road, a 911 dispatcher said.

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All of those roads had reopened by 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Diane Mongan, office manager for the Washington County Highway Department.

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