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Closed and Damaged Roadways in Worcester County

Worcester County Roads remove a fallen tree from Whiton Crossing Road

Worcester County would like to remind you to be cautious as you drive on roads not flooded, make sure to look out for storm debris that could still remain on the roadways. Take extra precautions if you are forced to drive through standing water.

Drive slowly and steadily through the water. Remember "turn around don't drown".

Each year more deaths occur due to flooding that from any other thunderstorm related hazard. 

Closed Roads due to damage:

Worcester Technical High School Recognized at Skills USA Conference

October 4, 2016, the Commissioners commend Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) students for earning national recognition at the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, which took place June 20-25, and for WTHS receiving the 2016 SkillsUSA Chapter of Excellence Award.

October is Shore Craft Beer Month in Worcester County

October 4, 2016, the Commissioners and Tourism Director Lisa Challenger join with Assawoman Bay Brewing Company Head Brewer Jason Weissberg (front row, from left) and ShoreCraftBeer.com creator Ann Hillyer to proclaim October as Shore Craft Beer Month in Worcester County and to promote the capstone event, Shore Craft Beer Fest, on October 29, as well as other activities in October that promote the County and the surrounding region as a craft beer destination.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, October 10

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Recreation and Parks, and the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) administrative office, will be closed Monday, October 10, 2016, for the Columbus Day holiday.

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers, and Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Stores will be open during standard hours of operation.

WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, October 11. Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Volunteers are Spirit of Worcester

In late August, the Commissioners and Volunteer Services Manager Kelly Brinkley thanked a handful of volunteers during the annual Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County Awards dinner at the Atlantic Hotel for their work in the community. Those present were nominated by their peers in May in the individual, faith-based, nonprofit, team, County employee, and lifetime achievement categories.

Downed trees and some minor flooding possible with weekend rainfall

While effects to Worcester County from Hurricane Matthew should be minimal, some minor coastal flooding and downed trees in areas where the ground is already saturated from recent heavy rains are expected. Residents should use caution when traveling in areas where recent flooding has occurred and be aware of the possibility of falling trees.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), widespread rainfall flooding is not anticipated, since rainfall will likely occur over an 18-24-hour period from Friday night through Saturday night.

Advisory Lifted for Pocomoke River in Snow Hill Vicinity

October 5, 2016 – As a result of recent sampling analysis that was conducted in response to the combined sanitary overflow (CSO) reported by the Town of Snow Hill, the Worcester County Department of Environmental Programs has lifted the public advisory that was issued on September 30.  

  The high volume of stream flow contributed to the rapid dilution of the combined stormwater- sewage overflow. 

Roadway Conditions May Impact Commute for Monday as Flooding Continues

Roadway conditions may impact residents commute for Monday as major flooding continues along the Pocomoke River.

MD 12 is currently closed just south of Sermon Road near the fire tower due to washout.  This segment of road is expected to remain closed for several weeks. MD 12 is also closed between the Department of Liquor Control and Green Street in Snow Hill due to high water that is expected to persist for several days. Commuters from the Salisbury area are encouraged to travel via US 13S to US 113N through Pocomoke or US 50E to US 113S through Berlin.

Avoid Contact with Pocomoke River Near Snow Hill at This Time Due to Combined Sanitary Overflow

Friday, September 30, 2016 – As a result of prolonged periods of heavy rainfall, the Town of Snow Hill reported to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Worcester County Environmental Programs that they have a combined sewer overflow event of over 10,000 gallons from their treatment plant. A combined sanitary overflow (CSO) is an overflow event from a combined sewer system that also collects rainwater.