Multiple road closures in Hagerstown, Clear Spring for flooding

UPDATE (10:15a): Washington County crews have announced that Ashton Road is now reopen for traffic.

However, Kemps Mill Road at the Old Mill and Independence Road have been closed for flooding. Please do not attempt to use/ford the roads as it could result in emergency crews having to be called to rescue you!


10 January 2024- In response to the recent weather system that impacted Washington County, MD, local authorities and the Washington County Highway Department have taken necessary measures to ensure public safety. As a result, several roads in the area have been temporarily closed.

The following roads are currently closed:

  • Ashton Road
  • Cresspond Road
  • Wishard Road

For the safety of everyone, we kindly urge residents and motorists to adhere to road closures and detour signs. Attempting to pass through closed roads can not only endanger your life but also disrupt the ongoing recovery efforts.

We understand the inconvenience these closures may cause and appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time. Our top priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

For the latest updates on road closures and other weather-related news, please follow Washington County Government’s Facebook page or visit our website. We will continue to keep the public informed with timely and accurate information.