- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

CHEWSVILLE, Md. (AP) - The State Highway Administration says it’s planning a project to alleviate flooding during heavy rainstorms in the unincorporated western Maryland community of Chewsville.

The agency is holding an informational meeting Thursday evening in nearby Smithsburg.

The agency says in a statement that the project involves construction of stormwater management ponds and installation of new drainage systems along state routes 64 and 804B.

The highway administration says there’s been a long history of drainage issues and flooding within the town of Chewsville, which is home to about 300 people.

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