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Residential Elevator Safety

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 30, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Construction would like to inform citizens and builders of the recent information released from the Maryland Department of Labor regarding residential elevator safety. The Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) recently advised that residential elevators may have excessive space between the elevator car door/gate and the hoistway

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Completion of Sharpsburg Water Tank Project

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 30, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality announces the completion of the Sharpsburg Water Tank Project. This project included draining, cleaning and servicing the tank. All water service, including fire protection, has been returned to normal. The Department of Water Quality extends a thank you to

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Sandy Hook Road Opens to Traffic

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 24, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Division of Engineering announces Sandy Hook Road is now open to traffic. This morning a team met to assess the site where a landslide occurred in May 2018. As a precautionary measure, the road was closed last night after identifying

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Sandy Hook Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 23, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Division of Engineering announces a road closure on Sandy Hook Road between Hoffmaster Road and the school bus turnaround. A team has been dispatched to the landslide to evaluate the situation and t he total closure period is undetermined at this

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Southern Airways in Washington County!

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 22, 2019) – Southern Airways has launched a marketing campaign in Washington County, MD. Southern offers daily flights from Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) to Baltimore (BWI) and Pittsburgh (PIT). Southern Airways has an interline agreement with American Airlines which allows direct booking of flights on aa.com right out of Hagerstown, making the ease of

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Walnut Point Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 20, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Walnut Point Road between Kemps Mill Road and Jones Chapel Road on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The road will be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for tree removal. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public

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Treatment Scheduled for Black Fly Control on Potomac River

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 19, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to notify all citizens that the Maryland Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will treat targeted areas of the Potomac River in Washington County as an ongoing effort to control the black fly population. Treatment is scheduled for Tuesday,

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Washington County Government, City of Hagerstown, and Poole Law Group Release Update Regarding Ongoing Opioid Litigation

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 19, 2019) –Washington County Government, the City of Hagerstown, and the Poole Law Group inform citizens that information from ARCOS(Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders)—the DEA’s reporting system for controlled substance transactions—is now publicly available. This information shows which companies supplied opioids and which companies distributed opioids in Washington County. The

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Planned Training Exercise at Meritus Medical Center

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 16, 2019) – A planned training exercise is taking place today, Friday, August 16, 2019 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m., at Meritus Medical Center/Robinwood Professional Center. The public should not be alarmed. This is only a DRILL. There will be an increased police presence and a large number of

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Submit a Community Event

Share Your Community Events with Washington County!

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 13, 2019) – The Washington County Public Relations and Marketing Department invites the public to submit community events that will appear on the Community Events calendar on the Washington County Government website. Events listed on the calendar must take place in Washington County, MD. To submit an event, please fill out the

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Division of Plan Review & Permitting will host Outreach Meeting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 9, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Plan Review and Permitting will be hosting an Outreach Meeting on September 6, 2019 at 10:00 am held at the Washington County Library on the 3rd floor in the Community Room.   The purpose of this meeting is to inform attendees about changes or new procedures on the

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Conococheague Aqueduct Becomes First Watered, Operational Aqueduct Along C&O Canal Since 1924

Conococheague Aqueduct Becomes First Watered, Operational Aqueduct Along C&O Canal Since 1924

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 9, 2019) – Washington County Government celebrated the restoration of the Conococheague Aqueduct by joining with theNational Park Service, State of Maryland, C&O Canal Trust, Town of Williamsport, Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and several other organizations and volunteers that helped bring this project to life. For more details about this momentous occasion,

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Kaetzel Transfer Station Scheduled to Open August 20th

Kaetzel Transfer Station Scheduled to Open August 20th

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 9, 2019) – The Washington County Solid Waste Department announces Kaetzel Transfer Station will be reopening to customers on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Kaetzel Transfer Station has been closed since June 3, 2019 for site repairs. For additional information, please contact the Washington County Public Relations and Marketing Department at

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2019-2020 Farm of the Year Nominations Now Open in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to open nominations for the 2019-2020 Washington County Farm of the Year. Designed to recognize and honor the rich agricultural heritage in Washington County, the Farm of the Year Award application is open to all farms located primarily in the County

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Gaming Commission Awards Over $2 Million in Allocations

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6, 2019) – The Washington County Gaming Commission announced its gaming fund distribution to the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, as well as 84 local charitable organizations. The Gaming Fund total of $2,044,999.55 for fiscal year 2019, which ended June 30, represents an increase of $68,625.79 when compared

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2019-2020 Farm of the Year Nominations Now Open in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to open nominations for the 2019-2020 Washington County Farm of the Year. Designed to recognize and honor the rich agricultural heritage in Washington County, the Farm of the Year Award application is open to all farms located primarily in the County

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Mummert Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 2, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Mummert Road between addresses 12613-12635 on Monday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The road will be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for pipe replacement. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and

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Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government

LIBERAL LEAVE IS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
 
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!