Flood-damaged road closed again

York

A York County road damaged by floodwaters over the Labor Day weekend has been shut down again because the roadway is collapsing where repairs were made.

Accomac Road in Hellam Township is shut down between Dark Hollow Road and River Drive.

Nearly 40 other roads in the county are closed or have lane restrictions.

After Gov. Tom Wolf toured the flood damage last week, officials said they considered building temporary roadways, but they decided to hold off due to Hurricane Florence moving toward the East Coast.

“It’s a lot to fix and it’s going to take a lot of time, so we just need people to be as patient as possible,” county spokesman Mark Walters said. “If they see a road closed or a detour sign, they need to take the detour or turn around. It might look they have can drive past it, but it’s closed for a reason.”

Drivers caught going around barricades will pay a $250 fine. If emergency responders have to come to their rescue, provide medical care, or tow a stranded vehicle, the fine doubles to $500. 

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