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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | February 15, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Local emergency officials estimate that one of every two tractor-trailer rigs traveling through Berkeley County on Interstate 81 is carrying hazardous materials. About 33 percent of the trucks carrying hazardous materials are hauling flammable liquids such as gasoline, diesel fuel or jet fuel, according to a survey completed last June by the Berkeley County Office of Emergency Services. Emergency Services Director Steve Allen said the survey did not contain any surprises.
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NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | November 23, 2006
Clyde and Claudine Miller left Oklahoma City on Monday morning, driving more than 550 miles a day to reach a family Thanksgiving celebration in Reading, Pa., by Wednesday night. Early Wednesday afternoon, the couple stopped at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center off Interstate 81 near Greencastle, Pa. Traffic was good during their trip, and they didn't have to pay more than $2.11 for a gallon of gas, Clyde Miller said. The Millers were two of about 540 guests who stopped at the welcome center Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon, said Carrie Burdge, a center supervisor.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2011
The Maryland State Highway Administration removed a school bus safety graphic from its website Thursday morning after The Herald-Mail questioned the accuracy of the graphic. The graphic was part of the agency’s Web page titled “Kids, the School Bus and You.” It featured five images showing different traffic scenarios and indicating when other vehicles should stop for a school bus. The image removed from the website showed a bus stopped on a five-lane road with a center turning lane — like the newly widened Maugans Avenue — but the graphic incorrectly indicated that only traffic going the same direction as the bus was required to stop.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2010
Travelers looking to catch a ride from Hagerstown on a Greyhound bus will now have to head to the Dual Highway. Greyhound bus lines has moved its Hagerstown bus station to 354 Dual Highway, the same location as Hub City Shippers, Greyhound spokeswoman Bonnie Bastian said. Greyhound moved the station about three weeks ago, Bastian said. The new location is more convenient to drivers and passengers, despite being further from Interstate 70, she said.   Most recently, the bus station was located just off Exit 29 of I-70 at Snacks convenience store on Sharpsburg Pike, which is across from McDonald's, said station employee Michelle Strawsburg of Hagerstown.
NEWS
June 10, 2011
One eastbound lane on Dual Highway was closed from Mount Aetna Road to Edgewood Drive on Friday morning through early afternoon. A spokesman for the Maryland State Highway Administration said that the lane is closed for milling and resurfacing. The spokesman said two inches are being added to the base of the pavement. According to the spokesman, the lane was to reopen at around 3 p.m. The work is part of a long-term project to expand the Dual Highway-Edgewood Drive intersection and provide curb lanes and sidewalks for bicycles and pedestrians.
NEWS
July 6, 2011
The left lane of Dual Highway eastbound is closed from Mount Aetna Road to just beyond Edgewood Drive for wedging and milling. The closure is part of the expansion project of the Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive intersection, Kellie Boulware, a spokesperson for the Maryland State Highway Administration, said. Closure of the lane is expected to last until 3 p.m. today, according to Boulware. Tomorrow the next eastbound lane is expected to be closed in the same location between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., she saidd.
BREAKINGNEWS
March 28, 2011
Traffic was snarled Monday afternoon after a vehicle crashed in the Dual Highway median at the intersection of Interstate 70, according to a Maryland State Police spokesman. Gary Leslie Smith Sr., 59, of Hagerstown, told state police he fell asleep in the Ford Ranger he was driving when the accident occurred, Trooper Charles Faith said. Faith said Smith was coming off Interstate 70 and was about to proceed west on Dual Highway at about 4:15 p.m. when he went straight into the median.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | October 14, 2011
Major work on the expansion of the Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive intersection is complete, Maryland State Highway Administration spokesman Geoff McCammon said Friday. "The project is substantially complete," McCammon said. "There are just some minor things that need to be touched up that come with the end of every major project. " The "minor things" could include repairing a sidewalk, patching up a driveway or replanting flowers or bushes in some areas, McCammon said. McCammon said that unless a part of the road needs to be patched, no more lane closures are expected at that intersection in relation to the expansion project.
NEWS
July 9, 2010
The Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center off Dual Highway was damaged after someone set a vehicle on fire in the parking lot Thursday night, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. In addition to causing about $2,000 in damages to the hotel's exterior, the fire destroyed a 2004 Ford Explorer in the parking lot, according to a fire marshal's office press release. Damage to the Explorer was estimated at $15,000. A passerby reported the fire, which started under the Explorer at about 10 p.m., the fire marshal's office said.
NEWS
April 12, 2011
Police are looking for a man who robbed the Econo Lodge hotel at 1101 Dual Highway late Monday night, Hagerstown police said in a news release. At about 11:42 p.m., a man entered the hotel and asked to use the restroom, according to the release. After using the restroom, he approached the desk clerk and brandished a handgun. The clerk handed the man an undisclosed amount of money, and the man fled through the front door, the release said. No one was injured in the incident, police said.
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