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BREAKINGNEWS
September 14, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Transportation is in the process of a bridge resurfacing project on southbound I-81 just inside the West Virginia/Maryland line, according to Maryland State Police. Because of the lane closure, traffic is heavily congested on southbound I-81 in Maryland, state police said.  State police suggest motorists traveling that route to expect heavy delays.  Maryland State Police ask motorists who can to find alternate routes of travel to avoid further traffic congestion.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | June 1, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- A new commuter services program in Franklin County, Pa., will partner with businesses and employees to ease traffic congestion, the county commissioners said Tuesday in announcing the initiative. Establishing carpools, work-at-home opportunities and alternative transportation will also reduce the environmentally harmful impact of passenger vehicles, they said. "I think it's a tremendous opportunity on many levels," said David Keller, the commissioners' chairman.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 18, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Traffic relief in some parts of Hagerstown could be right around the corner. City Engineer Rodney Tissue discussed with the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday several proposals that would relieve rush-hour traffic congestion, primarily in the section of West Franklin Street between Potomac Street and Burhans Boulevard. Tissue said traffic in the city increases about 2 percent every year. "Over the years, that adds up," he said. "Our goal is to have a steady flow of traffic.
NEWS
September 5, 2000
New lights ease W.Va. traffic congestion By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photogarpher MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - At least two new traffic lights have been installed in the Baker Heights area along W.Va. 9 to control heavy traffic flows at intersections, according to the state Division of Highways. The newest light was installed at the entrance to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baker Heights about a month and a half ago, said Larry Deitz, district traffic engineer for the highways department.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@hearld-mail.com | June 7, 2013
A chain-reaction accident involving four vehicles shut down Interstate-70 for about three hours Friday afternoon, snarling traffic well into a wet evening rush hour, Maryland State Police said. The eastbound lanes of I-70 near the Md. 66/Mapleville Road interchange were shut down at about 1:44 p.m. after a car rolled over, slowing traffic and causing a tanker truck to also roll over after running into the rear of a tractor-trailer, police said. The 2011 Volvo tractor trailer was driven by Frederick White, of Parkville, Md., while the 2000 Mack tanker truck, which was an empty bulk trailer, was driven by John Serio, of Westminster, Md., according to a state police news release.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
Northbound Interstate 81 lanes have been reopened following a vehicle crash late this afternoon in the area of the 24-mile marker, according to a Berkeley County 911 spokeswoman. The lanes were closed after the accident, which was reported at 4:39 p.m. The closure caused traffic congestion on the interstate and nearby U.S. 11, the spokeswoman said. Authorities were told that two vehicles were involved in the crash. There were injuries, but no details were  available, the spokeswoman said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 18, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A "bypass" route that has been studied as an option to alleviate traffic congestion at the two intersections of W.Va. 51 and U.S. 11 in Inwood, W.Va., could cost nearly $8 million, West Virginia Department of Transportation officials said Thursday. A 5-lane option about .66 miles in length proposes the re-routing of W.Va. 51 east of Jubal Early Avenue directly to the northern intersection of the two heavily traveled routes in southern Berkeley County to provide a more direct outlet to Interstate 81, state officials said during a transportation summit held in Martinsburg.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2013
It's been slow going for motorists in Greencastle's West End since November. They have experienced traffic congestion and backups at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Pa. 16, Greencastle Borough Manager Susan Armstrong said Tuesday. With Old Home Week just 17 days away, concerns have escalated about traffic backups during one of the busiest weeks in the town every three years.  “The borough reached out to PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) to see if they could cease construction during ... Old Home Week,” Armstrong said.
NEWS
by DAN DEARTH | February 14, 2007
The City Council told City Engineer Rodney Tissue during its Tuesday work session to re-examine preliminary design plans concerning the construction of a road in the city's north end. Councilman Martin Brubaker said the initial plan, if implemented, might cause a "tourniquet" effect and lead to traffic congestion. The proposed road would connect Marsh Pike to Antietam Drive near the YMCA, and run east of the future Lowe's Home Improvement site near Leitersburg Pike. If it's completed, city officials hope the road would alleviate traffic on Leitersburg Pike and Eastern Boulevard.
NEWS
June 11, 2009
Hagerstown Community College will take part in the 18th annual Ride To Work Day Monday. An international event, the annual Ride To Work Day first began as an effort to demonstrate how motorcyclists can be a responsible solution to traffic congestion, parking and fossil fuel challenges. Every year on the third Monday in June, motorcyclists and scooter riders around the world are encouraged to ride their vehicles to their places of employment. HCC's Motorcycle Safety Program will also be sponsoring special motorcycle-oriented activities as part of the annual event.
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NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
A Maryland State Highway Administration project intended to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. 340 near Keep Tryst Road might do more harm than good, according to some Sandy Hook area residents. The project involves creating a left-turn lane from U.S. 340 westbound onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road, Heather Keels, the SHA district community liaison, said Thursday. Keep Tryst Road intersects with U.S. 340 in two locations, one east of Rohrersville Road, or Md. 67, and one west of the road.
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NEWS
July 31, 2013
Northbound Interstate 81 lanes have been reopened following a vehicle crash late this afternoon in the area of the 24-mile marker, according to a Berkeley County 911 spokeswoman. The lanes were closed after the accident, which was reported at 4:39 p.m. The closure caused traffic congestion on the interstate and nearby U.S. 11, the spokeswoman said. Authorities were told that two vehicles were involved in the crash. There were injuries, but no details were  available, the spokeswoman said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2013
It's been slow going for motorists in Greencastle's West End since November. They have experienced traffic congestion and backups at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Pa. 16, Greencastle Borough Manager Susan Armstrong said Tuesday. With Old Home Week just 17 days away, concerns have escalated about traffic backups during one of the busiest weeks in the town every three years.  “The borough reached out to PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) to see if they could cease construction during ... Old Home Week,” Armstrong said.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@hearld-mail.com | June 7, 2013
A chain-reaction accident involving four vehicles shut down Interstate-70 for about three hours Friday afternoon, snarling traffic well into a wet evening rush hour, Maryland State Police said. The eastbound lanes of I-70 near the Md. 66/Mapleville Road interchange were shut down at about 1:44 p.m. after a car rolled over, slowing traffic and causing a tanker truck to also roll over after running into the rear of a tractor-trailer, police said. The 2011 Volvo tractor trailer was driven by Frederick White, of Parkville, Md., while the 2000 Mack tanker truck, which was an empty bulk trailer, was driven by John Serio, of Westminster, Md., according to a state police news release.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
According to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, southbound I-81 at exit 70 approaching Harrisburg, Pa., was reopened to traffic at about 7:35 p.m. Monday. Northbound I-81 approaching the Harrisburg area was reopened to traffic at exit 59 in Cumberland County, Pa., at 7 p.m., so all of I-81 is now clear for traffic through the Harrisburg area. A fiery tanker crash shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday on the ramp from northbound I-81 to westbound Pa. 22/322 closed the ramp and the bridge that carries eastbound Pa. 22 over I-81 in the exit 67 interchange and also forced the closure of both directions of I-81 that pass underneath those bridges.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 13, 2013
Hagerstown planning officials have been presented with plans for a northwest connector road that would take motorists from the west side of the city to the North End. Such a bypass has been considered for decades, and at one point there were five different alternatives, according to City Engineer Rodney Tissue, who presented the connector road proposal to the Hagerstown Planning Commission on May 8. Tissue said the proposal calls for part of...
BREAKINGNEWS
September 14, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Transportation is in the process of a bridge resurfacing project on southbound I-81 just inside the West Virginia/Maryland line, according to Maryland State Police. Because of the lane closure, traffic is heavily congested on southbound I-81 in Maryland, state police said.  State police suggest motorists traveling that route to expect heavy delays.  Maryland State Police ask motorists who can to find alternate routes of travel to avoid further traffic congestion.
NEWS
October 26, 2011
Hancock residents are advised to prepare for the Rotary Club's Annual Halloween Parade tonight and its effect on traffic, Hancock Police Chief T.J. Buskirk said Wednesday. "We advise spectators to be in place at least half an hour before the parade begins," Buskirk said. "Main Street will be closed by 6:30 p.m. " In addition to Main Street being closed, Buskirk said there will be no parking on the street, and alternate parking will be available for residents who live on the street.
NEWS
April 17, 2011
We will not tackle situations involving neighborhood or domestic disputes or consumer problems. The problem: Traffic signals at the intersections of Walnut and Washington streets and Walnut and Franklin streets in Hagerstown have turn arrows, but the arrows do not activate during normal cycles of the traffic signal. Rich Strama, whose children attend the nearby St. Mary Catholic School, said activating those signals would reduce the “massive congestion” he sees at the intersections during pick-up and drop-off times.
NEWS
February 25, 2011
Winds gusted to nearly 60 mph Friday in Washington County, but it was the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., regions where most of the power outages occurred, a Maryland Emergency Management Agency spokesman said. MEMA's State Operations Center in Reisterstown was activated Friday to help state agencies and local jurisdictions deal with outages that peaked at about 112,000 homes and businesses, spokesman Edward Hopkins said. The number of outages had declined to about 85,000 as of 6:15 p.m., he said.
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