May 16, 2013
Westbound Interstate 70 near Frederick was closed for about 10 hours following a tractor-trailer rollover that occurred Wednesday night, Maryland State Police said. A tractor-trailer carrying fertilizer overturned on the ramp at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, state police said in a news release. The driver and the passenger in the tractor-trailer were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, the release said. Westbound I-70 was closed until shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday, when one lane reopened.
May 13, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Department of Emergency Services is seeking local businesses affected by a tractor-trailer fire Thursday that closed Interstate 81 in Dauphin County, Pa., for several days. Due to the crash and fire last week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett declared a state of disaster. He is consulting with the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine if there is a need for a federal declaration, according to a news release. If a federal declaration is made, there might be federal funds available to offset uninsured business losses due to the incident.
May 5, 2013
Two tractor-trailer cabs were reported to be on fire Sunday morning in a FedEx service center parking lot southwest of Hagerstown, according to Washington County Emergency Services officials. No injuries were reported, a 911 supervisor said. The fires were reported at about 11:25 a.m. Sunday, another 911 supervisor said. The incident occurred in a parking lot off Transportation Circle, which is off Greencastle Pike, the 911 supervisor said.
April 30, 2013
Traffic was snarled in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the Marlowe-Falling Waters exit Tuesday morning while workers repaired a jersey wall that was struck by a tractor-trailer at about 4:30 a.m., a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. The supervisor said about 350 feet of the wall was damaged. Southbound I-81 was closed for about two hours until the tractor-trailer was towed from the scene. One southbound lane remained closed while the wall was being repaired.
April 23, 2013
Eastbound Interstate 70 at Exit 3 to Md. 144 (Main Street) in Hancock was closed for about six hours Tuesday morning due to an accident involving a tractor-trailer, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. Police responded to the accident shortly after 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. The eastbound lanes reopened at about 12:40 p.m., the supervisor said. No one was injured in the accident, according to the supervisor.
April 23, 2013
A Martinsburg woman died Tuesday morning when the vehicle she was driving struck the rear of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. Barbara J. Haarman, age and address not given, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3 a.m. accident, the sheriff's office said in a news release. She sustained multiple injuries, including head trauma, the release said. Haarman was driving a 2000 Ford station wagon north when it struck the rear of the tractor-trailer driven by David Bernhardt of Fayetteville, Pa., deputies said.
April 15, 2013
Interstate 68 was closed in both directions at Sideling Hill in far western Washington County for about an hour Monday following to a tractor-trailer fire and oil spill, authorities said. The transmission blew on a tractor-trailer heading east on the interstate, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. No one was injured, an emergency services supervisor said. Police responded at around 7:40 a.m. Monday morning. One eastbound lane remained closed late Monday morning at Exit 74 (Md. 903/Mountain Road)
April 3, 2013
The Easter Bunny made the first full pull March 17 at the Washington County Farm Bureau Pedal Tractor Pull at Valley Mall. In the 4-7 age group, Matthew Baker took first place, followed by Darby Bittle, Kaleb Long and Madalyn Hutzell. Age group 8-11 winners were, tied for first place, Mikinzie Smallwood, Camden McCall, Nathan Baker and Raimondo Schianodicola, followed by Benjamin Rivera, Matthew Hutzell and Billy Weigle. Thanks to Theron Reed, Chris Baker and Eli Galyor for their help. Another tractor pull will be held in July at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. For more information about the Washington County Farm Bureau, call David Herbst at 240-527-9622 or send an email to email@example.com.
April 2, 2013
The 4-H Tractor Club members and parents recently met for the 60th annual awards banquet at the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren. The family style dinner was planned to recognize project club winners and to complete the annual winter program. This was the last meeting of the year. Cyrus Lehman, club president, made an introduction and then Roger Dice, program director, made a few comments. A ribbon was given to each member to determine how he or she did in their project book. Dale Martin taught the first-year group and awarded Bryce Ocker first place.
April 2, 2013
A Hagerstown man was charged with pointing a shotgun out of the window of a car at a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 early Tuesday in what Maryland State Police are describing as a road rage incident. Brandon Scott Castle, 20, of Hagerstown, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the incident. He was a passenger in a car driven by Alan Vincent Saunders, 21, of Hagerstown, state police said in a press release. Saunders was not charged. The driver of the tractor trailer told officers he was traveling north on I-81 south of U.S. 40 when the car pulled up next to him in the fast lane, the front passenger window was rolled down, and a shotgun pointed at the window on the driver's side of the tractor, state police said.