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Passengers Evacuated From White's Ferry

About two dozen passengers were stranded this morning on White's Ferry, which crosses the Potomac River between Poolesville and Leesburg, Montgomery County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said. The ferry apparently stalled because of a combination of high water levels in the river and debris in the water that was generated in the recent rains. Officials said they were working to be able to evacuate passengers from the ferry back to shore.

Watch video of the rescue from News Channel 8:

-- By Debbi Wilgoren

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 12, 2008; 9:21 AM ET
 
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That ferry is a disaster waiting to happen. The government can wizz away money on needless projects but they won't build another bridge over the Potomac to help commuters. If they shut down the ferry, drivers will have to spend more time on the roads which will contribute to our already polluted environment.

Posted by: justhere | December 12, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

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