Mock crash drill
set at Northern
ACCIDENT — The Northern High School Emergency Services Club will hold a mock accident drill for students today at 2:20 p.m. at the school’s football field.
Taking part in the exercise will be club members, Northern Rescue Squad, Accident Volunteer Fire Department, Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and Maryland State Police. If there is a rainy day, the assembly will be modified to be held in the gym.
The state police helicopter will be landing at the far end of the football field. The police have already visited and selected the area. This notice is to let the community know that this is only a drill and that the 911 call center is part of the mock drill and knows that there is no true emergency.
The drill is open to the public. Students will begin moving to the field at 2 p.m.
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MS walk scheduled
Saturday on canal
CUMBERLAND — Walk MS Cumberland 2013 will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Western Maryland Railway Station, 13 Canal Street, Cumberland.
Sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the walk is expected to draw more than 300 participants. Those walking are hoping to increase awareness of MS and raise money for research of the disease. The walk is described as a family-friendly 5-K event. Lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A.
More information is available by calling the Maryland chapter at 443-641-1227 or by emailing Melissa.Ward@ nmss.org.
WESTERNPORT — Water service will be disrupted for approximately four hours Wednesday in a section of Westernport. Affected will be Washington Street, Church Street, including all businesses; Maryland Avenue, including the UPRC; 306-308 Front Street, Philos Avenue from Main Street to Howard Street, Port West Plaza and Main Street, from state Route 135 to First Baptist Church.
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