St. Mary's Co. Intersection Shut Down

Intersection of Sotterly and 235 shut down. Have to detour around. Couldn't see what was happening.
 
that's not an easy detour
No, just did it twice. Anyone heading north on 235 can cut a little bit off the detour by getting on to Mervell Dean Rd before the Sotterly intersection. Otherwise, you get to the intersection and have to basically backtrack on Mervell Dean to Old Three Notch, then cross Sotterly and exit back onto 235N past the firehouse.

If you're SB on 235, get off onto Old Three Notch just before the firehouse.
 

stgislander

Well-Known Member
PREMO Member
What a PIA yesterday. Was taking the wife to Waldorf and we normally hop across Hollywood-Leonardtown road to hit 235 instead of the long slow trek up single lane Rt5. Get to the intersection and everything is closed. Headed south and took St. Johns Road back to Leonardtown to go Rt5 north.

My only complaint was you'd think somebody would have had somone or something (electronic sign) in Leonardtown saying N235 closure at the other end of H-L road.
 

TPD

the poor dad
What a PIA yesterday. Was taking the wife to Waldorf and we normally hop across Hollywood-Leonardtown road to hit 235 instead of the long slow trek up single lane Rt5. Get to the intersection and everything is closed. Headed south and took St. Johns Road back to Leonardtown to go Rt5 north.

My only complaint was you'd think somebody would have had somone or something (electronic sign) in Leonardtown saying N235 closure at the other end of H-L road.
This happens so frequently now I don't think they have enough electronic signs or manpower to keep up with it all...
 

BernieP

Resident PIA
I assume this was the reason for the shutdown
On March 12, 2020, at approximately 11:13 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 24700 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Sotterley Road, in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located two vehicles involved in the collision. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 2016 Ford Escape operated by Jack Martin Hughes, age 79, of Mechanicsville, was traveling north on Three Notch Road, when for unknown reasons Hughes stopped in the roadway while the traffic light was green. A 2004 International truck operated by Norman Lawrence Buckler, age 36, of Mechanicsville, was unable to stop and struck the rear of Hughes’ vehicle. Emergency personnel removed Hughes from the vehicle and attempted life-saving measures on scene. Hughes was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. No incapacitating injuries were reported for Buckler.

At this time, speed and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors in the collision. Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading to the collision, is asked to contact Deputy First Class Jason Smith at (301) 475-4200 extension 72328 or by email at Jason.Smith@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.
 
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