Thousands of spectators are expected to crowd streets and sidewalks for the 58th annual Baltimore St. Patrick Parade.
Workers have started building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.
A serious accident has been reported on St. Paul and E. Centre Street.
Folks are getting into the holiday spirit in Maryland as they gather in Mount Vernon for an annual lighting ceremony. The Washington Monument in Baltimore will soon become a bright spot of the season.
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Metro is making some changes to accommodate runners of Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon.
The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor Wednesday to repair the Washington Monument’s earthquake damage, though it may take two more months before work begins at the National Mall site.
A seismic assessment of the Washington Monument has concluded that it’s “extremely unlikely” another earthquake in the next two millennia will damage the monument any more than last year’s 5.8-magnitude quake.
Odds are, you remember where you were exactly one year ago today. August 23, 2011 is when Maryland was rocked by the largest earthquake in living memory.
Government surveyors have found that the Washington Monument did not sink further into the ground as a result of last year’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake.
It may have stood up to last summer’s big East Coast earthquake, but the Washington Monument still needs a lot of help.
Repairs to the Washington Monument will require massive scaffolding to be built around the 555-foot obelisk and may keep it closed into 2014 after it was damaged by an earthquake last year, the National Park Service said Monday.