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Deadline Reminder for SBA Working Capital Loans

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 26, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services would like to share the following information provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration. NEWS RELEASE Disaster Field Operations Center East Release Date: Feb. 25, 2019 Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333 [email protected]  Release Number: 19-306, MD 15577 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Several Roads Reopen in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 25, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Departmentannounces the following roads have reopened in Washington County: Dam 4 Road, between Shaffer Road and Woburn Road Maugansville Road, between Maugans Avenue and Garnette Avenue Dam 4 Road and Maugansville Road were both closed earlier due to downed trees and power

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Correction: Washington County Road Closures Due to High Wind

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 25, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Departmentannounces the following road closures due high winds, causing several downed trees and power lines: Dam 4 Road, between Shaffer Road and Woburn Road Maugansville Road, between Maugans Avenue and Garnette Avenue Heavy winds can result in fallen trees and debris on

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Washington County Road Closures Due to High Wind

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 25, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road closures due high winds, causing several downed tress and power lines: Dam 4 Road, between Shaffer Road and Woburn Road Maugansville Road, between Maugans Avenue and Garnette Avenue Heavy winds can result in fallen trees and debris

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Dam 4 Road Closed Due to Downed Power Lines

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 24, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the closure of Dam 4 Road, between Shaffer Road and Woburn Road. The closure is due high winds, causing several downed power lines. Heavy winds can result in fallen trees and debris on our roadways, as well as downed stop and

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Washington County Farmers Market Meet and Greet

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 22, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development will be hosting a meet and greet event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to prepare for the upcoming 2019 Farmers Market season. This event will bring together managers of local farmers markets to meet with farmers and vendors who

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Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 21, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay today, Thursday, February 21, 2019. Transit will operate on a normal schedule, however, routes may

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Washington County Landfill Closing at Noon

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 20, 2019) – Washington County Department of Solid Waste would like to announce 40 West Landfill and all transfer stations will be closing at noon on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 due to weather and road conditions. All stations will return to normal operating hours on Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Washington County Government Seeks Members for Environmental Management Advisory Committee

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 20, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Environmental Management Advisory Committee. The Environmental Management Advisory Committee was established in June 2018 and will provide the Commissioners and County staff with advice and suggestions in regards to policies and procedures

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Recreation Programs Cancelled

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 20, 2019) – Due to weather conditions, all Washington County Recreation program activities scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 are cancelled. For questions, please contact [email protected] or call 240-313-2800. ###

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Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 20, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Transit will operate on a normal schedule, however, routes may be modified due

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Washington County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 19, 2019) –Washington County Government would like to announce the “Open Session” portion of the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2019, will begin at 6:00 p.m. Commissioner President Jeffrey A. Cline will call the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Based on survey results from a recent public

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on East Oak Ridge Drive

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 14, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department will be replacing the guardrail at the bridge on East Oak Ridge Drive. The road will be closed between Westside Avenue and Southern Boulevard on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with detour signs in place. For

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Washington County Government Closed for President’s Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 14, 2019) – In observance of President’s Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019. County services will operate as listed below: The Hagerstown Regional Airport terminal and airfield will operate during regularly scheduled business hours. Administrative offices and the maintenance department will be closed. Allegiant air

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Washington County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 12, 2019) –Washington County Government would like to announce the “Closed Session” portion of the meeting today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, will be delayed by 1-hour. Commissioner President Jeffery A. Cline will call the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m., followed by “Closed Session” at 9:05 a.m. The

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Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 12, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Transit will operate on a normal schedule, however, routes may be modified due

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Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 11, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay today, Monday, February 11, 2019. Transit will operate on a normal schedule, however, routes may

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Permitting Software Upgrade

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 8, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to let the public know that starting Friday, February 15, 2019, upgrades will begin to its permitting software, Accela Automation. The following divisions and departments will be affected by the upgrade: Division of Construction Division of Plan Review & Permitting Department of

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Work on Porterstown Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 7, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department will be conducting asphalt repairs on Porterstown Road between Red Hill Road and Mt. Briar Road. The repairs will take place on Friday, February 8, 2019 between 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., weather permitting. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s

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2019 State of the County Video Presentation

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 6, 2019) – Washington County Government presented its annual State of the County address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. For those who were unable to attend and would like to watch the address, the full video can be viewed by clicking HERE. For additional information, please contact

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Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government

LIBERAL LEAVE IS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees due to the impending weather forecast and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay tomorrow Thursday, January 20, 2022. County employees who are designated as “Essential” are expected to perform their duties as they normally would. Employees who can telework should report at their usual time.
 
The County encourages those who must travel to exercise caution while on roadways. If driving is essential, clear your vehicle completely, drive slowly, use caution, and don’t crowd or pass plows.
 
We will update the public if any changes occur. Please monitor Washington County Government’s website and social media for updates.