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by LAURA ERNDE | September 24, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com It didn't have a name, but the storm that moved through the Tri-State area early Tuesday caused more problems for Frederick County than Tropical Storm Isabel did last week, officials said. Between flash flooding and a large sinkhole that closed eastbound Interstate 70, Tuesday's rush hour was a nightmare for commuters, said Nancy Poss, spokeswoman for the City of Frederick. The sinkhole formed a crater three stories deep and long enough to fit nearly three school buses end to end. Located near the South Street exit of I-70 and Reichs Ford Road, it measured 110 feet long, 55 feet wide and 35 feet deep, she said.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | October 7, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com Drought and development-related excavation have created a higher likelihood of sinkholes for Washington County property owners, local experts said. Retired farmer Tom Shaw said he has noticed the weather affects sinkholes on his 350-acre farm near the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. He has at least five sinkholes on his property, including one that is 20 feet wide. The sinkholes have been visible on the surface for at least 25 years, he said.
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April 9, 2001
Sinkholes opening near Williamsport, interstate WILLIAMSPORT - Years of drought may be to blame for a series of sinkholes that are opening up near the intersection of Md. 63, Md. 68 and Interstate 81. One hole 35 feet in diameter at the end of the northbound I-81 off-ramp was 12 feet deep Saturday and was growing, according to Allen Swope, a retired Maryland State Police barrack commander who is lending his expertise to the Maryland State...
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | September 3, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Virginia man has pledged $750,000 to have a new cancer treatment center at City Hospital in Martinsburg named in memory of his wife. The three-story building on a hill south of the hospital will be named the Dorothy A. McCormack Cancer Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, City Hospital Administrator Peter Mulford announced at a press conference Thursday. Dorothy McCormack, a Charles Town, W.Va., native, was a patient at the hospital during her long battle with cancer, which she lost in June, said her husband Leonard J. McCormack.
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By SHEILA HOTCHKIN | June 18, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - A developing sinkhole forced officials to close westbound Interstate 70 near South Street in Frederick and redirect traffic to the shoulder during Thursday's morning rush hour. State Highway Administration workers noticed a slight depression Thursday as they drove along I-70 near Frederick at 7:30 a.m., said spokesman David Buck. Recognizing it as a sign of a sinkhole, they closed down the left lane within 15 minutes and went in with jackhammers to determine the extent of the damage.
NEWS
April 7, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - The State Highway Administration will repair a sinkhole on eastbound Interstate 70 from South Street to Patrick Street beginning today, weather-permitting. The sinkhole area is approximately 200 feet long and developed over the past several months under and adjacent to the roadway. Single-lane closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday. Weekend work is not planned, but is a possibility. No work will be done over Easter weekend.
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October 30, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg SCOTLAND, Pa. - A 15-foot-long sinkhole in the right lane of Interstate 81 northbound between Exits 8 and 9 caused a three-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon and forced police to close the highway for more than two hours. Three vehicles traveling north on I-81 in Greene Township, Pa., at 12:49 p.m. ran into the sinkhole, which caused the undercarriages to strike the road surface, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The hole was as wide as the right lane and between 4 and 5 feet deep, said Max Lenherr, chief of the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Company.
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