SALISBURY, Maryland — Due to rising tides, The City of Salisbury has been forced to close two sections of Lake Street this afternoon. Barricades are being placed on Lake Street between Route 50 and West Main as well as between Burton and King.
Fitzwater street remains closed between West Main and Pearl.
Please continue to follow our social media channels and City Website for updates to this fluid situation.
City policy is to close flooded streets until we are sure the area is safe. Please keep that in mind as you move about the City today. Crews will continue to monitor the situation and make necessary changes to traffic patterns.
Please remember to exercise caution and stay safe on the roads. Most importantly, do not attempt to cross high water. Just six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. According to the National Weather Service, water may be deeper than it appears and can hide hazards such as sharp objects, washed-out road surfaces, electrical wires, chemicals, etc. A vehicle caught in swiftly moving water can be swept away in seconds. Twelve inches of water can float a car or small SUV and 18 inches of water can carry away large vehicles.