By Blair Young
MD Route 140 was reopened on Monday, after a seven-day closure. This is according to Maryland Department of Transportation.
Since August 7, MD 140 has been closed both ways due to the severe storm which brought down 20 power poles between Gorsuch Road & Market Street. Along with the utility poles and trees, a traffic light at Malcolm Drive was also damaged. Wires fell on several cars, trapping 34 adults and children.
Paul J. Wiedefeld, Maryland’s Transportation Secretary said: “The storm in the area was devastating. It affected tens and thousands of motorists and residents.” “I would like to express my gratitude for the cleanup and restoration work done by all those involved. The State Highway Administration, BGE workers, local and state law enforcement, and others worked together in a great partnership. “I’m grateful for the patience and understanding of everyone as we moved forward with this huge recovery effort.”
State Highway Administration has replaced the traffic sign and replaced the electrical equipment damaged by utility workers.
William Pines, State Highway Administrator said that the storm was unprecedented and caused unimaginable damage to major Westminster streets. After the storm, MD 140 was reopened by the State Highway Administration in collaboration with Carroll County and Maryland State Police. BGE crews worked round the clock to repair the damaged electrical equipment and restore the infrastructure on MD 140.
Business community grateful for return to normal. Robert’s Pizza suffered a blow following the storm.
We lost power for two full days. Most of the food had to be thrown away. “We tried to save some but there wasn’t a lot, so we were slow for the rest of that week. Dorothee Denosrios said.
Carroll County commissioner Tom Ford said that it is good to see things returning to normal, and there were no injuries.
Carroll County worked together. “I believe the most important lesson is that the community has come together. Ford stated.
BGE has expressed gratitude to the 1,500 utility workers from outside the state who helped in the recovery.
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