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Snow Emergency Plan Lifted in Worcester County

December 9, 2017, the Worcester County Snow Emergency Plan previously instituted by the Maryland State Police (MSP) was lifted Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8 a.m.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urge residents to use caution when traveling, particularly on secondary roads. The heavy snow has created hazards, such as falling tree limbs and branches.

Snow Emergency Plan in Effect in Worcester County

December 8, 2017, the National Weather Service is calling for snow accumulations tonight ranging from 2 to 5 inches for the Lower Eastern Shore. The Maryland State Police (MSP) instituted the Worcester County Snow Emergency Plan effective Friday, Dec. 8, at 9 p.m.

Parking will be prohibited on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes. Vehicles traveling on these roads should be equipped with all season radials or snow tires.

Worcester County Emergency Services urges Residents to Prepare for Cold Weather

December 8, 2017, the National Weather Service is calling for snow accumulations tonight into Saturday ranging from 1” to 3” inches across the Lower Eastern Shore.
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urge residents to remain indoors and stay off the roads once conditions deteriorate. Those who must venture out onto area roadways should exercise extreme caution, as slick conditions and periods of low visibility will make driving hazardous.
Be sure to protect pets from the elements as well by bringing them indoors.

Milestone Traffic Shift Comes to US 113

Crews with LS Lee install guardrail between the existing US 113 roadway and the new northbound dual highway alignment.

For Immediate Release
Contact: SHA Office of Communications, 410-545-0303

 Temporary Shift onto New Alignment Marks Homestretch Turn for Project to Dualize 3.75 Miles of US 113 in the Newark Area of Worcester County 

(December 6, 2017) – December’s winds of change aren’t just bringing colder temperatures to Worcester County – they’re ushering in an important new traffic pattern on US 113 (Worcester Highway) as the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) celebrates a milestone traffic shift.

Worcester County Recreation Center track hours modified for High School Track Meets

Worcester County Recreation and Parks announces that indoor track hours will be modified during high school track meets at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill this December and January.

The WCRC track will be closed to walkers beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the following dates: Wednesdays, December 6, 13, and 20, 2017; Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2018; and Thursday, January 25.

Worcester County Recreation Center a Toys for Tots Drop-Off Center

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) has again partnered with Toys for Tots and will serve as a public donation drop-off location. All in the local community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys now through Monday, December 18, in the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) lobby in Snow Hill. 

Worcester County Government Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) and all five branch libraries, will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the libraries and WCRC will be closed Saturday, Nov. 25.
The Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Home Owner Convenience Centers (HOCC) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23. Standard hours of operation at these facilities will resume Friday, Nov. 24. 

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