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Worcester County Government offices will be closed on January 4, essential personnel to report for duty

Worcester County Worcester County Government offices closed January 4, essential personnel to report for duty

Worcester County Government offices, including the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill, the Central Landfill in Newark, and the Homeowner Convenience Centers, will be closed January 4, 2018, due to extreme winter storm conditions. Non-essential personnel are asked not to report for work. However, essential personnel must report for duty.

Worcester County Emergency Services urges Residents to Prepare for Winter Storm

January 3, 2018, the National Weather Service is calling for 4-8 inches of snow and wind gusts of up to 50 mph, with prolonged freezing temperatures, beginning tonight for the Lower Eastern Shore. 

The heaviest periods of snow accumulations are expected to take place tonight through Thursday afternoon, with winds beginning tonight and lasting through Thursday. Power outages due to wind and downed trees are possible with this storm.
 The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urge residents to take the following precautions:

Worcester County offers Christmas tree recycling to residents

The Solid Waste Division of Worcester County will host its annual collection of Christmas trees through Jan. 31, 2018. Area residents can drop off Christmas trees at the Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Centers at no cost. 

Registration Open for Youth Indoor Soccer & Basketball Leagues, Volunteer Coaches Needed

The winter Youth Indoor Soccer League and Youth Basketball League seasons will begin Saturday, January 6, 2018, and all the fun will take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill. Both leagues are co-ed. 

The five Youth Indoor Soccer League divisions are ages 3-4, and grades k-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8. Ages 3-4 and grades k-1 will play on Saturday mornings, grades 6-8 on Monday and some Wednesday evenings, and grades 4-5 on Wednesday or Thursday evenings and grades 2-3 on Thursday evenings. Practice dates, times, and locations are to be determined.

Worcester County Government Christmas and New Year Holiday Schedules

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) and the County Library, will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. In addition, the WCRC will be open the week of Dec. 26-29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

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