wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35
FOOTBALL FRENZY: Ravens To Play Final Preseason Game Vs. Saints On Thursday | Stats & Recaps | Play The Pro Football Challenge | Ravens News | Upload Your Purple Pride Photos | Knockout Pool

Local

2 Homes Evacuated, Road Closed After Wall Collapse

View Comments
(Credit: AP)

(Credit: AP)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials say two Gaithersburg homes were evacuated and a nearby road is closed after a retaining wall collapsed amid a weekend of heavy rain.

Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer says the homes near the wall were evacuated as a precaution Sunday since the ground under the wall was saturated and may be shifting. Three people left the two homes on Ridge Point Place in the Kentlands development, but no injuries were reported.

After the wall gave way, utility crews were called to the scene to check on the homes’ utilities.

Police say nearby Quince Orchard Road between Darnestown Road and Pawnee Drive could be closed for days.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,184 other followers