Main St. in Ellicott City reopens 2 months after flooding

Ellicott City is taking baby steps and returning to normal.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WUSA9) -- It's a major sign of progress in a Howard County community ravaged by floods that killed two people and damaged numerous buildings almost two months ago.

A stretch of Main Street in Ellicott City has now reopened to car and foot traffic.

"It's good. We are moving forward," said Ellicott City resident Maryann Condon.

Condon says she is lucky her home wasn't damaged, but she watched as everything was taken from her friends and neighbors and the restaurants and shops that she loved downtown were destroyed.

"That stuff has been taken away from us," said Condon.

When your city's main road is shut down for more than 50 days, it's an inconvenience.

"Huge", said Condon. Condon says Main Street isn't in perfect shape.

"There are lots of scars around still and the people are scarred," said Condon.

Just like Main Street is slowly bouncing back, Condon says the resilient people of Ellicott City will do the same.

Main Street from Old Columbia Pike to Maryland Avenue is still closed. No word yet on when this stretch will open.


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