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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2011
The problem: Branches and tree limbs clog a culvert under a Southwest Baltimore street. The back story: Pat Shiflett is a good steward of Herbert's Run. Several years ago, a culvert was constructed under Wilmington Avenue just south of Wilkens Avenue to permit water to flow to Maiden Choice Run, into Gwynns Falls and to Baltimore's harbor. She said it usually is "just a trickle," although heavy rains can turn it into a torrent. "It would lift slabs of cement out of the sidewalk," Shiflett said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
In the latest example of Baltimore's aging infrastructure's causing damage to city streets, a large sinkhole opened on East Monument Street near Johns Hopkins Hospital on Wednesday afternoon - causing a stretch of the road to be closed and nearby businesses to be evacuated. The hole, estimated to be about 2 feet wide, 6 feet long and 20 feet deep, closed East Monument about 1 p.m. between North Patterson Park Avenue and North Montford Avenue, while a strong smell of gas forced businesses to close and brought Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. repair crews to the scene.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | May 15, 1994
A 73-year-old man has sued the county executive and other officials for $100 over a periodically blocked culvert that causes flooding during heavy storms and leaves debris on his property.Luther V. Cox of the 2600 block of Kenwood Drive in the southwestern section of the county paid $61 to file a suit over the flooding at his property and to have several subpoenas served.He thinks that when you have lived in the same house for 22 years and are paying $1,300 in annual property taxes, the county ought to help you out.Retired since 1980, the wiry, gray-haired former insurance sales man and telephone collections business owner is gruff.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2011
The problem: Branches and tree limbs clog a culvert under a Southwest Baltimore street. The back story: Pat Shiflett is a good steward of Herbert's Run. Several years ago, a culvert was constructed under Wilmington Avenue just south of Wilkens Avenue to permit water to flow to Maiden Choice Run, into Gwynns Falls and to Baltimore's harbor. She said it usually is "just a trickle," although heavy rains can turn it into a torrent. "It would lift slabs of cement out of the sidewalk," Shiflett said.
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By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 28, 2001
RESIDENTS OF the Trotter Road area in Clarksville were treated to a display of Mother Nature's power Saturday when they found that Trotter Road had flooded and the roadway had caved in. The destruction, which took place at a culvert bridge that had recently been repaired, left a portion of Trotter Road impassable for four days. "We had a lot of flooding in three hours, causing undermining of the soil," said Fred Simmons, senior administrative analyst for the Howard County Bureau of Highways.
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December 16, 1999
Trotter Road over the Middle Patuxent River will be closed for five days, starting Dec. 27, to allow construction of a concrete culvert channeling water under the roadway.James M. Irvin, Howard County public works director, apologized for any inconvenience to motorists, but he said the work was scheduled for the week when schools are closed between Christmas and New Year's.The road will be open, at least partially, by the end of Dec. 31, the fifth day, Irvin said.A detour will reroute traffic at Route 108 to Great Star Drive to Summer Sunrise Drive.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
In the latest example of Baltimore's aging infrastructure's causing damage to city streets, a large sinkhole opened on East Monument Street near Johns Hopkins Hospital on Wednesday afternoon - causing a stretch of the road to be closed and nearby businesses to be evacuated. The hole, estimated to be about 2 feet wide, 6 feet long and 20 feet deep, closed East Monument about 1 p.m. between North Patterson Park Avenue and North Montford Avenue, while a strong smell of gas forced businesses to close and brought Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. repair crews to the scene.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Sara Neufeld and Laura Barnhardt and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2003
The water flowing through the culvert under Interstate 70 where three construction workers were making repairs Wednesday was only 2 inches deep at first. About 2:30 p.m., as the rain started falling harder, the water rose to about 4 inches. Within a minute, the project foreman told Baltimore County police, the pipe, which measures 8 feet in diameter, was three-fourths full. The workers were still inside. In a flash, the first worker was swept out. It looked as if he was swimming with the current, other workers at the site told Officer Eric B. Knox, a patrolman who was first on the scene of Wednesday's drownings.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | November 20, 2003
An 11-year-old North Baltimore boy walking home from school and a worker repairing a culvert under Interstate 70 in Woodlawn were swept to their deaths yesterday as heavy rains and thunderstorms toppled trees, tore off roofs, and turned urban streams into raging torrents. Another worker on the Woodlawn repair crew was missing and presumed dead last night, while a third was rushed to St. Agnes Hospital Center. His condition could not be determined. The child, identified by police as Darryl McTier Jr., of the 6000 block of The Alameda, was walking home from school when he was caught in swollen Chinquapin Run. Firefighters found his body wedged in rocks about 300 feet south of Woodbourne Avenue, said Baltimore Fire Chief William J. Goodwin Jr. The three men repairing the culvert in Woodlawn were carried off by a flash flood that washed them into Dead Run. Rescuers found the man who died more than a half-mile downstream.
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February 3, 1993
Roads agency closes section of Route 853A section of Route 853 between Angell Road and Brown Road north of Taneytown was permanently closed Monday, the State Highway Administration said.During a routine bridge inspection, SHA engineers found that a 5-foot box culvert carrying the road over a small stream had deteriorated.The state has no plans to reopen Route 853 and replace the culvert because the road is not used often and motorists have access to parallel Route 194, Francis Scott Key Highway, SHA officials said.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2011
The Intercounty Connector isn't finished yet, but already the new six-lane highway across the Washington suburbs is drawing traffic — beneath it. Deer hoofprints and tracks of raccoons and other small animals traverse the soft dirt floor of an oversized stream culvert under an almost completed stretch of highway near here. It's one of 10 wildlife crossings being installed along the 18-mile, $2 billion transportation project. Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the western half of the ICC, which is to open in early 2011, weather permitting.
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September 18, 2010
This week, Watchdog shares some updates on recent troubles that remained unresolved. Update: The construction of a culvert at North Charles Street has been completed, and a sturdy metal railing has been installed, according to the Baltimore public works department. Longtime Watchdog readers may recall a concern about a flimsy fence on North Charles Street north of Cold Spring Lane. The sidewalk gets plenty of traffic from students attending Loyola University of Maryland and visitors to the Evergreen Museum and Library, which is owned by Johns Hopkins University.
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January 8, 2008
THE PROBLEM -- A fence that has for years protected a city Public Works project on North Charles Street is unsightly, and in one spot might not offer enough protection. THE BACKSTORY -- The flimsy fence has been there for years, between the neatly trimmed hedges of Loyola College and the rustic gateway to the Evergreen Museum and Library, marring an otherwise pretty landscape along Charles Street north of Cold Spring Lane. The chain-link fence seeks to prevent people from falling down a deep embankment where a wall of dirt has eroded next to the street, creating a vertical drop into Stony Run, a tributary of the Jones Falls that runs through a culvert and under Charles Street.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 1, 2004
In Baltimore County Church bus hits concrete culvert on Frederick Co. road TIMONIUM -- A school bus carrying 39 members of a Timonium church home from a trip to Pennsylvania struck a concrete culvert on a road in Frederick County yesterday afternoon, sending them and the driver to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries or precautionary examinations, authorities reported. The bus, driven by Ella Thomas, 66, of Glen Burnie, was one of five in a caravan and carrying mostly young members of Grace Fellowship Church when the vehicle veered off Hampton Valley Road in Emmitsburg and struck the drainage culvert, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.
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January 4, 2004
Stepney Road between Route 7 and Carsins Run Road in Aberdeen will be closed to through traffic for about two months, starting tomorrow, for culvert replacement, according to the Harford County Construction Management Bureau.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Sara Neufeld and Laura Barnhardt and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2003
The water flowing through the culvert under Interstate 70 where three construction workers were making repairs Wednesday was only 2 inches deep at first. About 2:30 p.m., as the rain started falling harder, the water rose to about 4 inches. Within a minute, the project foreman told Baltimore County police, the pipe, which measures 8 feet in diameter, was three-fourths full. The workers were still inside. In a flash, the first worker was swept out. It looked as if he was swimming with the current, other workers at the site told Officer Eric B. Knox, a patrolman who was first on the scene of Wednesday's drownings.
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January 4, 2004
Stepney Road between Route 7 and Carsins Run Road in Aberdeen will be closed to through traffic for about two months, starting tomorrow, for culvert replacement, according to the Harford County Construction Management Bureau.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2003
The Gaithersburg company that employed the three workers who drowned in a flash flood Wednesday in Woodlawn had been cited for more than 30 workplace safety violations, state and federal records show. A crane operator for Concrete General Inc. was killed on the job in 1988. Another employee's arms had to be amputated after he was shocked by a power line in 1982, and a Concrete General worker was rescued after a trench collapsed in 1995. Most recently, in 2000 and 2001, the company was cited six times for trenching violations, according to Maryland Occupational Safety and Health records.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2003
The Gaithersburg company that employed the three workers who drowned in a flash flood Wednesday in Woodlawn had been cited for more than 30 workplace safety violations, state and federal records show. A crane operator for Concrete General Inc. was killed on the job in 1988. Another employee's arms had to be amputated after he was shocked by a power line in 1982, and a Concrete General worker was rescued after a trench collapsed in 1995. Most recently, in 2000 and 2001, the company was cited six times for trenching violations, according to Maryland Occupational Safety and Health records.
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