By: David M. Higgins II

UPDATE 11:52 a.m. 9/16/2019- Per Captian David Payne of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office the accident is being handled by Maryland State Police-Prince Frederick Barracks. However, he does tell The Southern Maryland Chronicle that the accident involved a dump truck and overhead lines.

We have reached out to Comcast to get a statement and they are refusing to give the Chronicle the contact information on who to speak with officially.

We have sent a message to the Maryland State Police-Prince Frederick Barracks asking for more information and have yet to receive a response. We will update once we have that info.

Sarah Ehman, of the Calvert County Public Information Office has told the Chronicle that the road is now opened in both directions and she will get us more information as soon as can.

UPDATE 9/16/2019 @ 6:00 a.m.: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that one(1) lane on the northbound side is now reopened, but the southbound side remains closed.

Expect periodic closures and power outages this morning.

Prince Frederick, MD- The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert at 1:44 a.m. that Route 4 at Dares Beach Road was shut down in both directions.

At 3:06 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office sent out another alert stating that the road would continue to be shut down in all directions until at least 7 a.m.- 8 a.m.

Due to a traffic accident, both the north and southbound lanes of Route 4 at Dares Beach Rd are closed. It is anticipated this intersection will be closed until 8 am this morning.

The State Highway Administration has crews in the area directing all traffic to alternate routes. Please be aware of this road closure and add additional time to your commute if you are going through Prince Frederick.

Calvert county will post updates on the county’s Facebook page and website as additional information becomes available.

Watch for any emergency personnel, their vehicles, workers, and equipment in the area.

Expect delays due to the morning rush hour and fine an alternate route.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...