Laurel Cleans Up After Hurricane Sandy
Thousands remains without power, while officials clean up debris, trees and assess damage.
It's been a long night for Laurel officials dealing with Hurricane Sandy's wrath, responding to nearly a dozen trees down and flooded roadways, all while dealing with wide spread outages around the city.
According to a city spokesman, who last updated the Laurel information line at 3 a.m., almost 5,000 residents in the city Laurel were without power during and after the storm.
Rain fall exceeded 8 inches in Laurel and wind speeds were around 50 mph.
Officials reported nearly a dozen trees down around the city, some landing in homes. However, only one family, that lives in the 7000 block of Contee Road, was displaced.
The city also closed a number of roads due to flooding, including parts of Route 1 and 198.
The city's offices remain closed Tuesday, and city trash and recycling pickup was cancelled as well.
Residents reporting issues can call 301-725-5300. Yard waste will be picked up Wednesday.
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