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Planned closure of Old Taneytown Road postponed due to forecasted weather

Planned closure of Old Taneytown Road postponed due to forecasted weather
A planned road closure on Old Taneytown Road has been postponed due to an impending weather event. (Google maps)

A planned road closure on Old Taneytown Road has been postponed due to an impending weather event.

The State Highway Administration had planned to close a portion of Old Taneytown Road (Md. 832) on Thursday, Jan. 17, in order to replace a damaged drainage pipe. On Wednesday, SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar said work was being postponed because of a chance of snow.

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The National Weather Service in calling for a 40 percent chance of snow after 4 p.m. Thursday, with a 90 percent chance of snow with accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible after 7 p.m. The weekend forecast also calls for a chance of snow or rain.

Gischlar said SHA will continue to monitor the situation and reschedule the work as weather permits.

The damaged pipe is located under the road in the 1900 block of Old Taneytown Road. The planned closure had called for it to be closed west of South Pleasant Valley Road, with a detour route posted on signs via South Pleasant Valley Road, Md. 140 and Tyrone Road, and a flagging operation at the intersection of Old Taneytown and Tyrone roads to help ingress and egress.

Real-time traveler information can be obtained at md511.maryland.gov.

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