The latest in a chain of floods stretching back at least a year that have hit McDonald prompted two Washington County lawmakers to ask the state Turnpike Commission to step up efforts to control erosion and sediment problems at a work site just outside the borough.

Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Carroll, and Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Cecil, told Turnpike Chief Executive Officer Mark Compton in a letter Tuesday flooding had once again “deluged” people in the area during a storm the night before.

“Many of the intermediate steps that were put in place to control storm water, like the new silt socks and cleaned out storm drains, were quickly overwhelmed and failed to hold back the flood waters,” they said… Read the full story here: https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/lawmakers-ask-turnpike-for-percent-of-effort-to-address-mcdonald/article_106f2dc6-808b-11e8-86d4-0f13145d72e8.html