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Department of Transportation does image makeover for highway-widening plan

Plus: Novavax takes big step to get its vaccine to the world, and the stock surged; Sewage flows into creek after pipe collapse

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Department of Transportation does image makeover for highway-widening plan

Working in tandem with at least one outside public relations firm, the Maryland Department of Transportation has rechristened its lane-widening plan as “Op Lanes Maryland.”

“Op” is short for “options” and “opportunities,” the agency explains in a professionally produced video. [Maryland Matters]

Novavax takes big step to get its vaccine to the world, and the stock surged

Novavax just took another step to bring its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to the global stage, resulting in a stock surge once again.

The Gaithersburg biotech said it has applied to the World Health Organization for an emergency use listing for its coronavirus vaccine, partnering with the Serum Institute of India on the bid. [Washington Business Journal]

Sewage flows into creek after pipe collapse

Water crews warned residents to stay away from a portion of Seneca Creek in Germantown after a sewage pipe collapsed.

WSSC Water said the incident happened around 2 p.m. Friday between Dawson Farm Road and Porterfield Way in a heavily wooded area, according to a release. Drinking water was not affected. [WTOP]

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