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Work at Conowingo Dam to delay traffic on Route 1

Personnel from the Conowingo Hydroelectric Station will move crest gates Thursday from the upper parking lot at the Conowingo Visitor Center to the Conowingo Dam after the completion of regular maintenance and repairs. To move these large crest gates, it will be necessary to temporarily delay traffic on Route 1 in both directions from Route 222 to Shures Landing Road, just south of Conowingo on the Harford County side. The temporary delays are expected to occur any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. The delays on the highway will last from 15 to 20 minutes at a time.

All necessary permits have been received by the Maryland State Highway and the transport will be escorted by the Maryland State Police. As the project progresses, additional road closures may be necessary and Exelon will make public notification of the closures.

On the lower Susquehanna River in Darlington, Conowingo Dam is a 572-megawatt hydroelectric generating facility owned and operated by Exelon Generation.

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