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by CANDICE BOSELY | July 9, 2006
Repairing a chip in a windshield involves injecting a resin between the layer of plastic present in every windshield and the outer layer of two layers of glass, with the repair used to prevent cracking and more serious damage. Normally at Cindy Rowe Auto Glass such a repair costs $69.95, but the business is offering free repairs on City of Hagerstown police cars, firetrucks and emergency medical vehicles such as ambulances. "It's a huge saving for the community," said Rowe, who founded the company more than 25 years ago in Pennsylvania.
NEWS
May 10, 2007
HAGERSTOWN If weather permits, North Locust Street in Hagerstown will be closed to all traffic from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Friday between North Avenue and Broadway so workers can remove abandoned storm-drain lines. Traffic will be detoured around the work zone via North Avenue, Jonathan Street, Forrest Drive and Prospect Avenue. Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through the work zone.
NEWS
September 9, 2011
Residents along Waldron Place will host a neighborhood block party today from 2 to 8 p.m. The street will be closed during the event, but emergency vehicles will be able to access the road. Road-closing signs will be placed at the corner of Waldron Place and Lauran Road, and on Waldron Place about 75 feet from Orchard Terrace Road.
NEWS
October 21, 2004
There will be construction on East Antietam Street from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, which might cause traffic delays at the intersection with South Potomac Street, according to a city news release. The City Light Department will be installing street light equipment between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., officials said. Construction workers will close one of three lanes at a time on the east side of South Potomac Street until the work is completed. Officials said all traffic lanes will be open during nonworking hours, and the work will not prevent emergency vehicles from passing.
NEWS
January 30, 2005
Work crews are excavating on Lanvale Street to install new sanitary sewer lines, according to the Hagerstown Engineering Department. If the weather is good, employees of Charles E. Brake Inc. will work on the road until Friday. Lanvale Street, which is in Hagerstown's West End, will be closed to traffic near Summer Street. A detour will send traffic to Elgin Boulevard and West Washington and Ross streets. Emergency vehicles won't be able to pass through the closed area.
NEWS
October 21, 2004
There will be construction on East Antietam Street from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, which might cause traffic delays at the intersection with South Potomac Street, according to a city news release. The City Light Department will be installing street light equipment between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., officials said. Construction workers will close one of three lanes at a time on the east side of South Potomac Street until the work is completed. Officials said all traffic lanes will be open during nonworking hours, and the work will not prevent emergency vehicles from passing.
NEWS
November 17, 2007
Beginning today at 7 a.m., the first block of South Potomac Street in Hagerstown will be closed to all traffic between Washington and Antietam streets so work crews can remove trees, according to the city's engineering and inspections department. Vehicles approaching the work zone will be forced to detour around the area via Washington, South Mulberry and Antietam streets. Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the work zone during construction. The contractor expects to reopen the street no later than 4 p.m.
NEWS
July 21, 2007
Work to widen Burhans Boulevard between Sherman and Virginia avenues will begin Monday at 7 a.m., according to a City of Hagerstown press release. Traffic will be maintained in all directions, but will be shifted around the work zone, according to the release. Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the work area, according to the release. Construction is expected to continue until the end of August. For information, call the city Engineering Department at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.
NEWS
September 17, 1999
Due to the replacement of the storm drain in Franklin Street, the Maryland State Highway's contractor, L.W. Wolfe will be working in Franklin Street at the alley adjacent to Noland's Garage. This alley, east of the 100 block of North Potomac Street, will be closed to all through traffic for about one week starting Monday, Sept. 20. Access to the local residences and businesses will be temporarily maintained from East Avenue. Emergency vehicles will not be able to get through the work zone.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
Verna Brown's advice is like an umbrella. When the sun is shining and everyone's smiling, it's easy to think “Life is good.” But if you're caught outside in a slashing storm, you'll wish you'd planned ahead. And if you're caught in a natural disaster, you'll really wish you'd planned ahead. Getting you to plan ahead is Brown's job. She is Washington County's emergency management coordinator.  “The word 'disaster' is misleading,” Brown said. “I like to tell citizens you're preparing for your average, everyday-type emergencies, even if you're at home.” Brown is co-organizer of the first Preparedness in the Park, a community event to encourage citizens of all ages to prepare for trouble - natural disasters, house fires, power blackouts, neighborhood evacuations - all kinds of trouble.
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NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 24, 2013
A Washington County Fire Police volunteer directing traffic at an accident scene was injured Thursday night when a passing motorist rear-ended his fire police car, which then struck the volunteer, according to Maryland State Police. Troopers said the right lane of westbound Interstate 68 just west of Mountain Road west of Hancock was closed Thursday for an earlier accident. The fire police volunteer, Graham Snow, 65, of Hancock, had lighted flares and set out traffic cones at the accident scene while the vehicle involved in the crash was being removed, troopers said in a news release.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 14, 2013
Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services officials said they hope the addition of two state-of-the-art vehicles will help improve the service they provide to several communities that span 70 square-miles in two states. SEMS Chief James Ulrich said Monday that the organization recently bought two 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 sport-utility vehicles for $65,000 each. He said the purchase of the vehicles was made possible with the help of a $13,000 donation from Pen Mar Development Corp. “They'll be good for the next 10 or 15 years,” Ulrich said.
NEWS
September 24, 2012
Cedar Ridge Road will be closed Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 to 11 a.m. for a 5K run/walk fundraiser for Cedar Ridge Ministries. All residents and businesses near the area have been notified of the closure, according to a news release from Washington County. A detour route around the area will use Clear Spring, Pinesburg and Kemps Mill roads, the release said. Access to emergency vehicles will be provided at all times.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2012
Shenandoah Valley Medical System Inc. will celebrate National Health Center Week with a Healthy Families Fun Fest. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, on the grounds of Shenandoah Community Health Center, 99 Tavern Road, Martinsburg. The Healthy Families Fun Fest will feature dunking booth, sack races, hula-hoop contests and more. Live performances will include Tony Martirano with a children's concert at 11 a.m., Mario Orsini with illusions and magic at noon, and local band Joe Taxi will perform at  1 p.m. Back-to-school immunizations will be offered for existing patients of Shenandoah Community Health Center.
NEWS
July 5, 2012
Several roads in downtown Hagerstown will be closed to traffic for a Bike Night event planned Friday, according to a city official. In conjunction with The Maryland Theatre's Wind Down Friday program, a large number of motorcycles are expected to be on display in the Public Square area as part of Hagerstown Bike Week, city spokeswoman Erin Wolfe said in a news release. Beginning at 3 p.m., South Potomac Street will be closed to all traffic between Washington and Antietam streets, Wolfe said.
NEWS
April 26, 2012
The Washington County Division of Public Works has announced that a portion of College Road at Saint James School will be closed to through traffic Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.   The Alumni Association of Saint James School is conducting a 5K run to benefit the school, and runners will be using College Road during the two-hour period from about 1,000 feet east of the Norfolk-Southern Railroad Crossing to the intersection with...
NEWS
February 2, 2012
The left lane of South Potomac Street between Antietam Street and Baltimore Street is scheduled to be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, according to a traffic advisory from the City of Hagerstown's website, www.hagerstownmd.org . The lane closure will allow vehicles to deliver concrete to work crews from Dustin Construction at the Washington County Library site at 100 S. Potomac St. The right lane will remain open, according to...
NEWS
November 10, 2011
The city of Hagerstown has provided the following information about upcoming road closures: • Weather permitting, work crews from Craig Paving Inc. Saturday will install new pavement overlay on Manor Drive between Dual Highway and Pangborn Boulevard. • On Monday, Nov. 14, new pavement will be installed on South Edgewood Drive between Paul Smith Boulevard and the Hagerstown city limits near Funkstown. Temporary lane closures will be required to complete the work, and motorists will be directed around the work areas.
NEWS
September 9, 2011
Residents along Waldron Place will host a neighborhood block party today from 2 to 8 p.m. The street will be closed during the event, but emergency vehicles will be able to access the road. Road-closing signs will be placed at the corner of Waldron Place and Lauran Road, and on Waldron Place about 75 feet from Orchard Terrace Road.
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