Heavy rains, melting snow close 2 roads West county area known for flooding

April 02, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Heavy overnight rains, joining some still-melting snow, closed two roads in the western section of Carroll County yesterday morning.

Officials at the county Bureau of Roads Operation said the waters from the Monocacy River closed Keysville Frederick County Road at the county line and Baumgardner Road just off Keysville Frederick County Road.

Mumma Ford Road at the county line was covered with water, and traffic was forced to move with caution along the roadway, but it was not closed.

All three roads are in the Detour-Keysville area, which is known for its frequent flooding because of the Monocacy River and Big Pipe Creek nearby.

Jay R. Nave, administrative assistant of the county roads operation, said Keysville Frederick County Road was reopened at 10:55 a.m. yesterday, and that the water covering Mumma Ford Road receded about the same time.

Baumgardner Road remained closed yesterday afternoon because it is below the river's level, Mr. Nave said.

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