Irene Causes 120 Road Closures In Md.


HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Maryland highway officials say there are more than 120 closures of state-maintained roads as a result of Hurricane Irene.


State Highway Administration spokeswoman Lora Rakowski says the bulk of the closures are caused by high water and felled trees.


She says standing water on the roadways is especially prevalent on the upper Eastern Shore and in Harford and Cecil counties. She says parts of Maryland 7 in North East are under water, and that more flooding is expected as water flows down from Pennsylvania.


Rakowski says there are dozens of signal outages around the state.


Officials are continuing to urge residents to delay any unnecessary travel.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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