PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNMENT
Contact Person: Kevin G. Null, County Administrator
Date: May 17, 2018
Re: Shallmar Road Closure
Due to an active landslide on Shallmar Road, between Kitzmiller and Shallmar, Garrett County Board of Education - Transportation Department has arranged to drop off students who live in the Shallmar area at the old Kitzmiller School. The Board of Education has contacted parents of students.
The Garrett County Public Works - Roads Division is working to keep the road open. However, due to the hazardous conditions they are unable to safely work in the roadway.
The slide area affects approximately 34 houses and 60 people. This is the only road in or out of this area and there is no other way to reach the affected residents. The road will be closed at 6:00 P.M. tonight. We have urged residents living in the affected area to evacuate.
Anyone needing assistance should call 911.