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Ocean City Continues To Dig Out After Saturday's Nor'easter Dumps 12 Inches Of Snow

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) -- Clean up continues in Ocean City after 12 inches of snow blanket the Boardwalk and cover the roads after a Nor'easter hammered the Eastern Shore on Saturday.

As of Sunday morning Ocean City officials say all streets in the Town of Ocean City are open and passable after The Maryland State Highway Administration worked diligently overnight and into this morning.

SHA is still clearing snow from Costal Highway and they urge motorist to use caution and move over if possible to allow the crews a safe work zone.

"Every few years we do get something that comes in like this and it's been a number of years and I guess it was our turn again," said Joseph Theobald, director of emergency services for the town.

Theobald said no issues were reported overnight.

"Public safety was actually quieter than normal. People stayed off the roads," he said. That was a good thing."

WJZ's Jessica Albert was in Ocean City during the blizzard conditions on Friday into Saturday afternoon.

City Fire Department has cleared all the southbound traffic lights on Coastal Highway and Philadelphia Ave making them visible again to drivers.

The Ocean City bus service resumed at 8:00 a.m. this morning, Sunday, January 30, 2022. The Emergency Declaration for the Town of Ocean City will end at 6 p.m. today, while the Worcester County Snow Emergency Plan will remain in effect until further notice.

The Town of Ocean City reminds residents, and visitors to use universal precautions when driving in Ocean City. The temperatures will remain below freezing, which could lead to patches of black ice on the roadways.


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