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Worcester, Somerset Counties Under Snow Emergency

BERLIN, Md.- Maryland State Police say snow emergency plans are in place for Worcester and Somerset counties. 

The plan is in effect to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout the county, police said. 

According to police, all vehicles on the roadway must be equipped with snow chains or snow tires on both driving wheels of motor vehicles. In addition, a parking ban is imposed on all snow emergency routes in the county.

Worcester County inspires travel on new TV series Travels with Darley this Sunday

Scenic Worcester County will be featured on Travels with Darley on PBS stations nationwide Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 9 a.m. on MPT2 and Channel 268 on Comcast. 

During the 30-minute segment, TV Host Darley Newman will take a family road trip through Ocean City and Assateague Island, as well as historic Berlin, Chesapeake Bay Farms in Pocomoke City and St. Michaels. View the upcoming preview online at http://travelswithdarley.com/tv-show/pbs-tv-preview. 

Newly Renovated Cedar Hall Boat Ramp Now Open to Public

County officials are proud to announce that the newly renovated Cedar Hall Boat Ramp is once again open for use to recreational boaters.

The boat ramp, located six miles from U.S. Rt. 13 off MD Rt. 371 in Pocomoke, underwent a four-month renovation project that began after Labor Day.

Enhancements to the facility include an extended ramp that reaches out further into the river, floating finger piers and wheel stops on the ramp. The improvements make it possible for more boats to safely access the boat ramp.

National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow for Ocean City, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.

Upper Eastern Shore:  0100-1200 hrs. Friday, snow accumulation 2-4 inches 
Lower Eastern Shore: 0001-1300 hrs. Friday, snow accumulation 1-3 inches

* Hazard types: snow. 
* Accumulations: Highest accumulations on unpaved surfaces. 

Worcester County Emergency Services Sponsors Basic CERT Training

Disasters can happen anywhere or anytime.  Learn how you can provide critical support to your family and community during a disaster. Come join your neighbors for a 24 hour Basic CERT training course sponsored by the Worcester County Department fo Emergency Services. There are no fees or charges associated with this course. The course will be held on Tuesday evenings for a total of eight sessions.

Course starts: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:30pm
Course ends: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Course location: Fire Training Center, Central Site Lane, Newark, MD

Residents in flood prone areas should have a plan in place to relocate to higher ground

            The National Weather Service issued high wind and coastal flood warnings for the Worcester County throughout the duration of the winter storm to affect the area beginning Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urges residents in flood prone areas to make arrangements to relocate to higher ground if floodwaters threaten their areas, with all other residents encouraged to shelter in place.

Worcester County Emergency Services Urges Residents to Be Aware of Potential Winter Storm Hazards

Though snow forecasts for the winter storm to impact Worcester County beginning Friday afternoon through Sunday remain relatively low, Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urges residents to be aware of potential hazards caused by the wintry mix of sleet, snow and rain, coupled with freezing temperatures, and high winds.

The wintry mix is likely to impact travel conditions beginning Friday afternoon and worsen Saturday evening. Be aware that slick roadway conditions and low visibility may make driving hazardous.